NPM (Nonprofit Management)

NPM 220  The Nonprofit Sector  (4 hours)

Through both readings and field experience in nonprofits students will explore the nonprofit sector beginning with the mission of nonprofits. The traditional functions of any business will be explored along with the functions specific to nonprofits such as fund development and the management of volunteers. Current topics in nonprofits including connected capitalism will be included. Professional development of students is emphasized.

NPM 265  Nonprofit Communications  (4 hours)

This course will focus on strategic communication for nonprofits and help students develop the skills necessary to frame messages for different situations and audiences. Students will learn to produce documents such as solicitation letters, proposals and newsletter articles that reflect an understanding of both the organization’s and the audience’s needs.  In addition they will learn the basics of making effective oral presentations and persuasive speeches. Offered in spring semester of alternate years.

NPM 290  Special Topics in Nonprofit Management  (1-4 hours)

Courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. Prerequisite: See individual course listing in the current semester course schedule.

NPM 469  Seminar in Nonprofit Management  (4 hours)

Through the use of case studies, students will apply their nonprofit knowledge in addition to learning about the successes and challenges facing nonprofits.  Topics to be covered include nonprofit marketing, HRM, grant writing, accounting, and strategic planning.  Students will also manage the student-created nonprofit, LAB Bridge.  This is the senior capstone course for the Nonprofit minor. Prerequisites: NPM 220, NPM 265, and BUS 290 Special Topics in Business Administration: Introduction to Nonprofit Accounting.

NPM 490  Advanced Special Topics in Nonprofit Management  (1-4 hours)

Advanced courses of selected topics will be offered generally for juniors or seniors as determined by the needs of the curriculum. Prerequisite: See individual course listing in the current semester course schedule.