The Evergreen State College
Fall Quarter 2003
(So you want to run or work for a nonprofit organization?)
Lab I, 3011 (360) 867-5095 e-mail: email@example.com
Classroom: Lab II, 2211 An Intensive Weekend Course 4 Credit Hours
Class Sessions - Saturdays: October 4, October 25, November 15 and December 6, 2003
You MUST be present
October 4th to be
considered registered. All class sessions will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00
Web Crossing participation will be a required part of this class.
web-based course focuses on the administration of the non-governmental,
nonprofit sector of the economy,
which delivers more than ten percent of the jobs and voluntary labor force in North America. Though much in common with public administration, these organizations present a number of unique managerial and analytical problems. With public administration
being pared back, the third sector is often called on to take up the slack, especially in the area of social services once provided
by the state.
it is unclear that the
sector is adequately distributed, funded or coordinated to fill the
privatization. This course will
explore the relationship between government, business and nonprofit agencies, and identify and discuss the challenges facing
nonprofits in today's world. We will study philanthropy, volunteerism, managerial tools, techniques and strategies for effective
administrative leadership and organization, board selection/orientation and training, and board/staff relations. Several nonprofit
leaders will share their experience and knowledge. Students will be required to select a nonprofit to work with during the class.
The Objectives of the course are to:
for the course will occur from the following methods:
Expectations and Evaluation:
The course is designed as
an active/experiential learning community. Much of what will be learned
course comes from what the myriad guest speakers bring and the work we
together to weave this knowledge with the readings. Therefore,
engagement are required.
Credit for the course and a positive evaluation are contingent upon the following:
If something prevents you meeting these expectations, you must inform faculty immediately.
by faculty. Plagiarism (i.e., using other peoples’ work as your own),
to complete one or more assignments, completing one or more assignments
(without having made arrangements before the due date), or
absences may constitute denial of total credit.
In turn, students can expect faculty to be prepared for classes and seminars, to be available for office hours as posted and for scheduled meetings outside of office hours, to respond to telephone or email messages in a timely manner, and to provide timely feedback on assignments.
All students will receive a written evaluation of their academic performance by faculty. Each student is expected to participate in the end of quarter evaluation conference with faculty. For the end of quarter conference, each student is expected to complete and bring to the conference a written self-evaluation – no conference will be conducted without the self-evaluation. Students are also expected to provide a written evaluation of their seminar faculty member. These two evaluations are part of the requirements of the course, are central to the reflection process of your intellectual journey and must be completed to obtain full credit.
In furtherance of our learning community, we expect students and faculty to:
learning will be
emphasized through work groups, seminar, and
group and individual exercises. Students are expected to participate
all aspects of the class, to thoroughly prepare for each class session
complete all assignments on time. Attendance at all course sessions is
essential in this intensive format.
1. De Pree, Max (1997). Leading Without Power: Finding Hope in Serving Community; Jossey-Bass; ISBN: 0787910635
2. Linden, Russell M. (2002). Working Across Boundaries: Making Collaboration Work in Government and Nonprofit Organizations; Wiley, John & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 0-7879-6430-1
4. Brinckerhoff, Peter C. (2002). Mission-Based Marketing: Positioning Your Not-for-Profit in an Increasingly Competitive World, 2nd Edition, Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated. ISBN: 0471237183
5. Scott, Katherine Tyler (2000). Creating Caring & Capable Boards: Reclaiming the Passion for Active Trusteeship. Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 0787942936
McBee, Shar (2003). To
Lead Is to Serve: How to Attract Volunteers and Keep Them. Pub:
Energize. ISBN 0-9638560-2-2
Schedule and Assignments:
Class Session –Saturday, October 4, 2003
Forming a Learning Community
Class Overview - Syllabus
Selection of Teams for First
October 5 - 24, 2003
Read – Brinckerhoff
Organization Selection (Due
October 12) - be sure to determine area selections if in teams.
(Final selections are due by October 19.)
Post critique-Mission-Based Marketing: Positioning Your Not-for-Profit in an Increasingly Competitive World- (Due October 15).
Post Response to Peer’s Critique- (Due October 22).
Chat – Teams discuss findings (on line) about their nonprofit organizations (Due- before October 25)
Class Session –
Saturday October 25, 2003
9-10 in LB II, 2211
10 AM Guest Topic: Fund Raising – Colleen Gillespie, President, The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound LH2
1:15 PM Guest Topic: Promotion– James Beaver, Director, College Relations, TESC LH2
October 26 – November 14, 2003
Read - Scott
Post Critique - Creating Caring & Capable Boards: Reclaiming the Passion for Active Trusteeship- (Due November2 )
Response to Peer’s
Critique - (Due November 5).
Read - McBee
Post Critique - To Lead Is to Serve: How to Attract Volunteers and Keep Them (Due November 9)
Post Response to Peer’s Critique - (Due November 12)
Chat – Teams discuss findings (on line) about
their nonprofit (Due- before
am in Lab II Classroom
PM Guest Topic: Boards – Nancy Riordan, Executive Director, Providence St. Peter Foundation (1:15 to 2:15 pm in LH 2)
Seminar On: Scott and McBee
November 16 to December 5, 2002
Read - De Pree and Linden
Post Critique of -Leading Without
Power: Finding Hope in Serving Community and -Working
Across Boundaries: Making Collaboration Work
Government and Nonprofit Organizations (Due November 23)
Post Response to Peer’s Critique - (Due December 3).
Assessment Paper (Post
as attachment, Due November 29)
(Note: No Chat this week)
December 6, 2003 (bring to class handouts)
Class Session – Saturday, December 6, 2003
Seminar On: De Pree and Linden
Student Presentations on Selected Non-Profit Organizations
and faculty evaluation due.