This course follows social media’s transformation of advertising from a mass medium to one-to-one communication with immediate feedback. Social media’s use for public relations and advertising as well as how to create and deploy a social media campaign will be the main focus of the course. The history and development of social media platforms will be examined as well as today’s ethical and legal implications of social media efforts.
An introductory course designed to familiarize students to the language of grants. Specific topics include proposal development, funding sources and processes, writing grant proposals, creating budgets, developing effective evaluation tools, and managing grant funds.
In this course students will deepen their understanding of raising funds in the nonprofit sector. Students learn about event planning and budgeting, income projections and ticketing, marketing outreach, food and beverage, and logistics management. Students will also categorize the various types of strategic tools currently used in conjunction with social media to increase fundraising campaigns.
A dynamic course that focuses on developing a cohesive and strategic board of directors. Topics include defining the role of the board, strengthening the working relationship between staff members and board members, and organizing and facilitating effective meetings.
Successful management of volunteers is critical to a nonprofit organization. This investigative course is intended to prepare students to assume roles as volunteer program leaders and managers, or to improve their skills in existing roles with volunteer organizations. The fundamental design of the course is based on learning through critical thought in and about leadership and management roles with volunteers.
This course is designed to provide students with a hands-on experience to practice the tasks and duties typically performed in a nonprofit organization. PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE: a minimum of 7 credits of the following courses: 10196123 Grant Writing and Management, 10196127 Fundraising and Event Planning, 10196131 Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management, 10196149 Dynamics of Board Relations, or 10196158 Managing Volunteers.
An introductory course aimed at providing an overview of the essential functions of a nonprofit organization. In this course students are introduced to the fundamentals of effective mission and vision statements, strategic planning, operations management, Board development, and budgeting.
Total: 15 Credits
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