This course provides both theoretical and practical overviews of nonprofit management strategies, organizational structure and design, business planning, team and organizational culture, leadership, decision-making and marketing and branding. This course is essential for entry and mid-level professionals working in the mission-driven sector and aiming to improve their skills. It is designed as an interactive seminar and iterative process with regular discussions and reviews during which each student will be assigned and provided access to an operating non-profit that they will use to apply their learning throughout the course.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the role of organizational vision, mission, goals and objectives and the difference between them.
- Demonstrate understanding of basic tenets of organization behavior and how that can be applied in a real case study.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of organizational structures (e.g., organizational design, capacity and program delivery).
- Develop, write, and present a case study on their assigned organization, tying theory to practice.
- Apply learning on team building, leadership, decision making and marketing in analyzing and evaluation of case study organizations.
- Participate and cooperate with team building exercises and demonstrate learning by doing.
- Evaluate peers’ case studies, and analysis using learned criteria from course work.
- Be original in seeing organizations in its parts and whole, and understand the core issues to building and managing a successful business.