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MPA 630. Foundations of Nonprofit Organization Administration

Credits: 3
Department: Political Science
Description: Examines the philosophical underpinnings, concepts and principles of nonprofit organizations, emphasizing history, philosophical foundations and influences of government policies on operations and internal governance.
Semester Offered: Even Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will describe the scope, dynamics, values and contributions of nonprofit organizations.
2. Students will describe and evaluate funding bases: grants, volunteers, contracts, commercial enterprises to NPOs.
3. Students will assess the economic, social and community realities that nonprofit organizations face.
4. Students will describe and evaluate new service realities with coalitions of providers.
5. Students will identify and evaluate governing and leadership capabilities and capacities.
6. Students will explain the importance of volunteers and how they contribute to a nonprofit organization’s successes.

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