Program Courses

PDP courses are offered online, remotely, and on-campus. Please refer to the Schedule Notes for course delivery information.

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PHIL_NP 320-0 : Financial Management of Nonprofits


This course is designed to provide specific and relevant information about the various aspects of financial management and reporting for a nonprofit organization. Participants will be exposed to the complexities of nonprofit organization financial statements, including the impacts of fund accounting, donor restrictions and other unique reporting issues. The internal control environment and its role in financial management and reporting will also be discussed, along with specific tax and audit issues affecting nonprofit organizations. 

Registered students can access their online course site here. An activated NetID and password is required for login. *Please note: It may take up to 24-hours for registered students to be added to the online course platform.

Additional Information:

This course is offered during the Fall academic quarter.


This course is graded on a letter grade basis.

Tuition : $975

Fall 2023
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
10/19/23 - 11/16/23Th
6 – 9 p.m. 45
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Croft, Jim
Remote Campus
Schedule Notes :

Students must complete readings and assignments before the first session. Access the syllabus in Canvas  (NetID login required) to see and complete pre-work after enrolling.

This course will be conducted remotely, online.

This course has required live, synchronous sessions, held online via Zoom. Sync session attendance is mandatory unless otherwise stated by the course instructor.

All times listed CST

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Course Materials :

Students should acquire a copy of: Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations: Policies and Practices, Third Edition. Zietlow, John, Jo Ann Hankin, and Alan G. Seidner. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., April 2018. ISBN: 978-1-119-38259-1

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