2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Non-Profit Success: Theory and Practice

Fall quarter

Faculty: Doreen Swetkis public and nonprofit administration, public policy, urban studies

Fall: CRN (Credit) Level 10349 (4 GR)  

Credits: 4(F)

Class Standing: Graduate

Offered During: Evening and Weekend


While the effective management of public, private, and nonprofit organizations share some key elements, this course focuses on topics that are unique to the nonprofit sector.  Some of these issues arise because of the nature of the sector such as the volunteer nature of nonprofit boards of directors, or the inevitable tension between organizational mission and funders' demands. Others are included because of the significant changes in the nonprofit sector during the last twenty-five years. Increased involvement in public policymaking, enlarged roles in implementing public initiatives, the more cohesive identity of the sector as a defined piece of the economy and administrative state, and the heightened professionalism demanded by funders all converge to make the day-to-day management of nonprofit organizations in the twenty-first century a challenging task.  This course is designed to provide you with an opportunity to think through some of these issues. It will provide some context that will help you more clearly understand the conditions that you observe either working in a nonprofit organization today, in the future, or in studying or interacting with nonprofit organizations.


Maximum Enrollment: 20

Advertised Schedule: 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat (Oct 8-9), 9a-5p Sat (Oct 23, Nov 13, Dec 4)

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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