New for Fall 2021

The new Minor in Nonprofit Management introduces students to the U.S. nonprofit sector by examining the social, political, and economic impact of these organizations in our society and teaching essential skills for working in nonprofit organizational settings. Many graduates enter the nonprofit workforce after graduation with little knowledge of the financial and managerial aspects of these organizations that make them distinct from for-profit businesses or public/government work settings. The minor emphasizes the complex and growing role of nonprofit organizations in the provision of essential services and in sustainable community building. Courses teach fundamental skills needed to be an effective worker or leader in the nonprofit sector, including skills in fundraising, advocacy/lobbying, managing paid staff and volunteers, and managing nonprofits’ complex and ever-changing revenue mix, including government contracts and grants, foundation funding, intermediary funds, earned income, commercial enterprises, sales, investments, fundraising, special events, and private donations. The program will be 15 credit hours, with three required courses, and two electives designed to give students a foundation for working in a specific subsector.

Students minoring in Nonprofit Management are required to complete 5 courses (15 credits total). Three courses are required (PPOL 230 Nonprofit Organizations & Civil Society in the U.S,, PPOL 330 Introduction to Managing Public & Nonprofit Organizations, and PPOL 430 Fundraising & Development for Nonprofit Organizations), while the selection of two elective courses provides more options for students to fulfill their substantive area of choice.

Required Courses 9 credits
PPOL 230 Nonprofit Organizations & Civil Society in the U.S. 3
PPOL 330 Introduction to Managing Public & Nonprofit Organizations 3
PPOL 430 Fundraising & Development for Nonprofit Organizations 3

Elective Courses
Select two of the following courses: 6 credits
NOTE: Students are encouraged to seek guidance from the Director of Undergraduate Studies and/or the Academic Advisor in CUPPA in the selection of electives. These may be taken primarily in one department or across multiple departments.
PPOL 231 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy 3
PPOL 232 International Development Policy 3
PPOL 240 Environmental Policy 3
PPOL 296 Special Topics in Public Policy 3
PPOL 300 Urban Policy and Metropolitan Governance 3
PPOL 467 Civic Engagement 3
US 202 Social Justice and the City 3
SJ 101 Intro to Social Justice: Stories & Struggles 3
SJ 201 Theories and Practices of Social Justice 3
ENTR 310 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
ENTR 420 Social Entrepreneurship 3
Total Hrs 15

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