Make a Greater Difference: Learn How Nonprofits Work
This course provides a foundation for understanding nonprofit organizations within the greater context of the nonprofit sector and society as a whole. Students will learn about the characteristics of nonprofit organizations/nonprofit organizational structures, dimensions of the nonprofit sector, how the nonprofit sector developed in the U.S. and understand theories about why the sector exists in its current form. The economics of the nonprofit sector will be explored as will emerging sector trends.
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Number of units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit in semester hours
Course Format: Offered as Classroom or Online Fixed-Date format
Instructor: Jennifer J. Jones is an independent consultant providing technical assistance to small businesses, nonprofits, and research firms on projects including public relations, media relations, marketing, technological outreach, and social media policies. Formerly, she held positions at Vista Community Clinic and UPLIFT/Kids at Heart and has volunteered at Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and the Peace Corps, Dominican Republic. She has written many academic publications and is an expert presenter and guest lecturer in the nonprofit sector. Jennifer holds a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies with Nonprofit Specialization.