BUS 107 - Introduction to Non-profit Management

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course provides students with an understanding of the basics on nonprofit organizations that are driven by a purposeful mission, yet founded on the principles of sustainable business models. It provides an overview of the nonprofit sector and explores best practices in contemporary nonprofit organizations. It examines the structures of nonprofits, with consideration of each component as building blocks to a successful organization, including: governing and leadership structures; accountability and performance measurement; strategies for building capacity and planning for change; and managing paid staff and volunteers. Students also explore areas of marketing, communication, fiscal management, and acquiring resources in the nonprofit venue. (F, Sp, Su)