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.
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.
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.
By using the tools and techniques learned in the class, students will understand how to use financial information to manage a business, make better financial decisions, increase business profitability, and improve cash flow. With a detailed review of what the numbers in the financial statements represent and how managers and owners use that information to be more successful in controlling and growing their business operations, students will learn how to use financial information to build an effective and realistic budget that can be used to control costs, improve profits and gain a competitive advantage.
This is a basic accounting course for non-accounting program students. The scope of study focuses on an introduction to business and accounting, analyzing and recording accounting transactions, performing the adjusting process, and completing the accounting cycle. Understanding is based both on theory and application.
In Conflict Resolution and Confrontation Skills the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to deal with conflict and confrontation in the workplace. The learner will identify the major causes of conflict, develop a working plan of action to confront difficult situations, and establish guidelines for gaining resolution to difficult situations. The learner will build greater personal skill and confidence in their ability to deal with conflict in their personal and professional life.
This course explores the ethical, legal, and professional issues facing the human services worker. It is designed to teach a process of ethical decision-making and to increase awareness of the complexities in practice. Students are introduced to the current state and federal statutes, regulations, and judicial decisions that govern the professional practice in human services. Standards, code of ethics, clients’ rights, and confidentiality are emphasized.
This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.
Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.
Total: 30 Credits
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