Course Description

Explore Nonprofit Management Fundamentals

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 the characteristics of nonprofit organizations, their organizational structures and unique dimensions of the state of the sector.

Learner Outcomes

  • Define predominant models and theories of nonprofit management
  • Evaluate nonprofit industry trends shaping activity in the sector
  • Understanding of key theories of board governance
  • Survey laws governing nonprofit lobbying
  • Identify governmental and non-governmental regulatory bodies and their functions for nonprofit organizations

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education to nonprofit sector employees, professionals transitioning to the nonprofit sector, current or prospective board members, or potential or veteran volunteers will benefit from this research-based program.

Required Materials: All required materials are available through the online learning platform.

Technical Requirements




“A fantastic overview for those in or looking to enter the nonprofit sector.” --Stephen Aherne
“It was informative and covered a broad spectrum of content. It was also helpful to have mandatory interaction with peers in the class. There were several modules that educated me on issues I was not currently aware of.” -- Jennifer Bradford, Director of Operations, Moonlight Cultural Foundation

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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Online Fixed-Date
Aug 31, 2021 to Sep 27, 2021
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
BUS PD - $299 credit (1 units) $299.00
Available for Extension Credit
1 units
Section Notes

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