Nonprofit Management Doctoral Specialization

Navigate the complex structures of nonprofits with your Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Services, Nonprofit Management specialization from Ashford University. Anticipate strategic initiatives and change in nonprofit organizations. Design and analyze research to improve nonprofit performance. Evaluate policies that are fundamental to the ethical practice of human services within the nonprofit environment. Help the organizations that help others.

Nonprofit Management Doctoral Specialization for Graduate Degrees

Your Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services, Nonprofit Management specialization courses focus on the application of best practices in the management of human services nonprofit organizations. Your program includes the study of the methods and principles of human services research in nonprofit organizations. You will evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity in nonprofit organizations.

Degrees Offering the Nonprofit Management Doctoral Specialization

Graduate Nonprofit Management Doctoral Specialization Courses

HUM 7170 Financial & Grant Management

3 Credits

This financial and grant management course critically examines and identifies various accounting and financial knowledge related to the establishment and monitoring of financial strategies, policies, and tools within a government or private human services organization or service. In addition, financial management roles and responsibilities, advanced grant writing principles and techniques, and ethical financial practices and accountability will be explored and developed.

HUM 8060 The Non-Profit Executive as Fund Raiser

3 Credits

This advanced seminar examines all recognized methods of fund raising, forecasting fund raising income, and balancing administrative and fundraising expenses in the short term with longer term programmatic and mission goals. Topics include direct mail, planned giving, special events, corporate giving, and foundation grant writing.

HUM 8070 Advanced Seminar: Volunteers & Non-Profit Governance

3 Credits

Non-profit organizations and their governance, depend heavily on sound working relationships among staff, especially executive staff, volunteer officers, and board members. This course explores common issues and concerns related to this governance, especially succession planning, assessing the ability of potential leaders, executive development, and engaging volunteers during and between board meetings.

HUM 8519 Advanced Seminar: Ethical Issues in Non-Profit Management

3 Credits

This advanced seminar examines enduring issues in business and professional ethics and applying proven approaches to ethical professional practice and organizational operations in contemporary non-profit organizations. Topics will include social responsibility of for-profit organizations in support of non-profit organizations, program operating budgets vs. long-term financial stability, and ethical concerns related to governance and program priorities.

ORG 8061 Administration of Grants & Contracts: Government & Community Funding

3 Credits

This course provides students with knowledge of the various types of funding sources, including government agencies, private and community sources, grants and contracts as well as rules, guidelines and typical procedures applied to gaining and managing funding. The course also includes basic skill building in using social capital to develop funding sources and in grant proposal development. Interagency collaboration is emphasized.