Help the organizations that help others. The Nonprofit Management specialization focuses on the application of best practices in the management of human services nonprofit organizations. You will learn to navigate the complex structures of nonprofits while providing leadership that allows those organizations to fulfill their missions effectively and efficiently. Your nonprofit specialization may require prerequisite course work. Please talk to your advisor for more information.
Specialization for Graduate Degrees
Explore the structure, performance, and evolution of nonprofit organizations when you add the Nonprofit Management specialization to your master’s degree in human services. In this specialization, you will discover how volunteers are most effectively used and the common issues associated with volunteer help. Learn what social capital is and how it is associated with your related master's degree concepts such as social networks and human capital.
Degrees Offering the
This course is designed to provide students with working knowledge of volunteer use in human service agencies. Sources and methods of volunteer recruitment, legal issues in the recruitment and use of volunteers, screening issues, methods of training, and techniques for coaching, securing and maintaining on-going commitment, and effective use of volunteers are areas of focus.
HUM 5220 Non-Profit Principles & Practices
This course provides students with the common issues and principles surrounding non-profit agencies and organizations. Background and philosophy, rules and regulations, tax implications, principles of philanthropy, the role of grants and other sources of external funding are emphasized.
ORG 6504 Leadership & Management
This course is an overview of essential principles and current issues in leadership and management theory and practice. Students explore the evolutionary progress of leadership and management theories and practices from early in the industrial age to the present. Students learn to distinguish effective management and leadership practices for different organizations and operating environments. This class will examine systematic approaches to leadership in the context of organizational culture and interpersonal factors such as leadership ethics, organizational mission, individual motivation, leadership power, organizational strategy, and team performance.