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Course Description:

Learn how to develop a healthy nonprofit organization with multiple funding streams and budgetary accountability. Topics covered will include a brief history of human service funding, the funding and regulatory relationships between nonprofit organizations and various levels of government, the importance of appropriate structure, attaining nonprofit status, the role of in-kind resources including volunteers, foundation funding, grant-seeking from both private and governmental, assessing funding opportunities, the role of regulatory agencies, grant writing, fund-raising campaigns, and the role of fee-for-service. Explore various methods of budgeting and accountability structures that assure maximum productivity as well as new directions for meeting human needs such as social entrepreneurship and the role of profit-making institutions.

Note: This course is intended primarily for persons who plan to become managers in private human service organizations. Its “sister course” Public Finance and Budgeting” is intended for those who work directly in government bureaucracies.

Prerequisites: Students taking this course should have had Human Services Management or Nonprofit Management or their equivalent in experience.

Preferred: Human Services Planning, Implementation and Evaluation

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.

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