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Nonprofit Management Concentration

Non-Profit Management Concentration

Graduate students may elect to complete the Nonprofit Management Concentration as a part of their MPA studies.

Students will complete 12 credit hours of coursework related to the competencies necessary to impactfully work in the nonprofit sector, including volunteer engagement, fundraising, and advanced nonprofit administration.

Students must take each of the following courses:
RCSM 540 - Volunteer Management 3 Credits
RCSM 583 - Fundamentals of Fundraising 3 Credits
RCSM 589 - Advanced Nonprofit Admin 3 Credits
One additional Public Administration Elective – 3 credits

Throughout this concentration, students will learn how to recruit, screen, onboard, supervise, lead, manage, and evaluate volunteers by understanding their motivations and personal needs.

Students will explore the code of ethical standards for professional fundraisers, as well as learn strategies to build a robust and sustainable fundraising program based on the latest research on philanthropic psychology.

MPA candidates will explore the role and responsibilities of nonprofit boards of directors, as well as will delve deeply into founding new nonprofit organizations, related nonprofit law, governance and board development, strategy development, strategic partnerships, membership management, advocacy, public policy, community outreach, and related technology.

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