This concentration is designed to examine polices common to all nonprofits, but particularly focuses on unique features of community-based organizations. Through specialized courses and the research of the Center for Civil Society, students in Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning can focus their graduate education on the problems of nonprofits and civil society.
As nonprofits continue to assume roles and functions previously performed by government agencies, the need for sound professional leadership and management in this sector is growing. Nonprofits can vary in size from large international non-governmental organizations(NGO’s) such as CARE, the International Red Cross, national organizations such as the American Cancer Society or the Urban League, to small local community-based organizations such as Para Los Ninos and the Korean Youth and Family Center.
The size of the organization, the population it serves, the scope of services offered are just some of the many factors that determine the particular management dynamics of a nonprofit organization. The concentration in Leadership and Management of Nonprofit and Community-Based Organizations is designed to examine policies common to all nonprofits, but particularly focuses on the unique features of community-based organizations. Students will learn the history and evolution of the nonprofit sector, domestic and international comparative perspectives, the process of initiating and developing community-based organizations, funding mechanisms, management tools, program management and evaluation. The concentration prepares students to become effect policy makers and leaders in the nonprofit sector.
Nonprofit Cross-Listed Courses Offered by Faculty in Other Departments:
PUB PLC M226 Management Challenges and Tools for the Nonprofit Sector
PUB PLC M227 The Nonprofit Sector, the State and Civil Society
PUB PLC M228 Leadership, Development and Governance of Nonprofit Organizations
PUB PLC M243 Community Development and Housing Policies: The Role of the State, Civil Society and Nonprofits