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PHIL_NP 335-0 : Nonprofit Resilience and Reinvention Through a Crisis


Non-profits are vital problem solvers. Crisis conditions often amplify the demand for non-profit services. In order to rise to the challenge, non-profits need to be resilient. And they need to reinvent themselves as they move through and beyond a crisis.

This course explores how nonprofits can prepare, navigate and advance through and beyond crisis conditions. Students will gain tools as well as opportunities for simulation and role-play. Students will learn how to apply these to non-profit operations, fund raising and communications.

Course Materials:

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 is a two-day course offered in the Summer and Fall quarters.

Tuition : $700

Winter 2024
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
03/21/24 - 03/22/24ThF
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 45
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Lindenmayer, Michael
Remote Campus
Schedule Notes :

This course will be conducted remotely, online.

This course has required live, synchronous sessions, held online via Zoom from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm on Thursday and Friday. Sync session attendance is mandatory unless otherwise stated by the course instructor.

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All times listed CST.

Course Materials :

You’re It: Crisis, Change and How To Lead When It Matters Most by Leonard Marcus
ISBN: 1541768035

Imaginable by Jane McGonigal
ISBN-13 : 978-1954118096

Drawing on Courage: Risks Worth Taking and Stands Worth Making by Ashish Goel
ISBN-13: 978-1984857989

The Design Thinking Toolbox: A Guide to Mastering the Most Popular and Valuable Innovation Methods by Michael Lewrick
ISBN-13: 978-1119629191

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