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Critical Issues in Nonprofit Management II   (MAN-482)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course provides students and practitioners alike with the opportunity to investigate four major issues of concern to nonprofit organizations including 1) mission-based management, 2) social entrepreneurship, 3) volunteer management, and 4) strategic alliances.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Analyze the ethical, business and mission related issues surrounding social entrepreneurship.
  • Compare and contrast the social entrepreneur approach to the nonprofit and non-social business in achieving the aims of social entrepreneurs and their clients.
  • Explain and show examples of how "B-Corps" (benefit corporations) can be an advantage or disadvantage to social entrepreneurs.
  • Develop criteria for evaluating appropriate partners for effective strategic alliances between competing and complementary nonprofits.
  • Formulate an integrated service delivery approach with a program partner with complementary services within your geographic area of delivery.
  • Summarize the human resource, cultural, financial and other conditions necessary for mission based management.
  • Compare/contrast mission-based management with other management styles in nonprofits, government and business.
  • Compare/contrast volunteer management to the management of paid consultants (1099 workers) and traditional (W2) employees with a focus on the advantages/disadvantages, effective management styles, worker motivations in each type of employment.
  • Demonstrate through your own work, case studies and current literature.
 
Critical Issues in Nonprofit Management I   (MAN-481)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course provides students and practitioners alike with the opportunity to investigate four major issues of concern to nonprofit organizations including 1) strategic planning, 2) resource development, 3) board governance, and 4) marketing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the current critical issues in the nonprofit sector from a managerial perspective.
  • Analyze major critical issues to identify strengths and weaknesses that allow for problems to grow into crises in the nonprofit sector.
  • Apply financial growth strategies as a remedy to budget and revenue constraints.
  • Determine the proper role of nonprofit leaders in addressing critical issues. These leaders should include the Executive Director/President, Board of Trustees, and senior management.
  • Synthesize the lessons learned during previous crises to apply them to current crises. Emphasis will be placed on understanding what conclusions, if any, we can draw from previous situations to begin addressing current concerns.
  • Identify the leading organizational management issues for small, moderate, and large nonprofit organizations. Also, identify similar issues for the individual nonprofit leader.
  • Apply private sector principals as a potential method to solve nonprofit crises.
  • Determine the most important issues for a startup nonprofit to consider before filing for incorporation and beginning their work; including honestly assessing whether or not the entity is needed in the marketplace.
  • Demonstrate through your own work, case studies and current literature.
 
Existentialism   (PHI-334)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Historical development and contemporary problems of phenomenology and existentialism with emphasis on the nature of man, his ability to know his situation, the relation between existence and essence, and the meaning of human life and activity. The works of such figures as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Husserl, Sartre, Heidegger, and Jaspers.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify and discuss the main lines of thought defining the philosophical movement known as existentialism including the rebellion against rationalism, the assessment of the human predicament as absurd, the existence or non-existence of God, the concepts of dread and anxiety especially in regard to death.
  • Identify and discuss the important differences of perspective and style among the following authors: Camus, Dostoyevsky, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, Simone deBeauvoir. Articulate their main ideas and contributions.
  • Identify the roots in existentialism of much contemporary liberal theology.
  • Identify and discuss the need for balance between art and philosophy in the wake of 20th c thought.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with some of the critical literature on existentialism.
  • Compare/contrast mission-based management with other management styles in nonprofits, government and business.
  • Compare/contrast volunteer management to the management of paid consultants (1099 workers) and traditional (W2) employees with a focus on the advantages/disadvantages, effective management styles, worker motivations in each type of employment.
  • Demonstrate through your own work, case studies and current literature.
 
Small Business Finance   (FIN-314)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course explores the application of basic financial management techniques within a small business environment (100 or fewer employees). The course will consider financial problems and their solutions faced by persons who start and operate small businesses. Learners will explore the use and purpose of profit and loss statements, balance sheets, equity, debt, retained earnings and financial ratios; as they apply to common and alternatives solutions to the more common financial management problems encountered by small business.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate and demonstrate advanced learning/knowledge/experience or accomplishments in the two following areas:
    • Preparation, comprehension and utilization of Balance Sheets, Income Statements and Source and Use Statements (pro forma and actual) - their preparation, comprehension and utilization for a 'best practices' in small business finances
    • Utilization and preparation of Cash Flow statements in managing the small business financial operations cycle
  • Articulate and demonstrate advanced learning/knowledge/experience in at least 4 of the following 9 areas:
    • Explain how to determine variable cost and fixed cost, understanding the difference between these types of cost and why that understanding is important for successful small business finance
    • Discuss the application of ratio analysis and how to use financial ratios for estimations of solvency, appropriate amounts of debt to equity, performance, and profitability
    • Discuss the application of management and the control of inventory [methods and practices] and why it is important
    • Discuss applications of the principles inherent with the management of accounts payable and accounts receivable and an understanding of their importance
    • Discuss source of and accessing investment funding for personal, family/friends, banks, and others - including crowd funding and other innovative methods
    • Discuss debt management including cost of debt, long term debt vs. short term debt - debt to finance short term needs vs. long term needs - pros and cons, and security/collateral.
    • Discuss compensation for yourself and employees, including income taxes/FICA responsibilities, benefits, salary/drawings and profit distribution.
    • Discuss taxes including corporate taxation/small business tax - tax planning/tax preparation
    • Discuss the preparation of a Financial Business Plan reflecting the annual financial cycle
  • Identify and discuss at least four common small business financial management problems, such as:
    • Transaction and payment authorization management
    • Equity financing
    • Depreciation accounting
    • Working capital financing/vendor credit
    • Managing accounts receivable
    • Cash-flow management
    • Financial/management and reporting (periodic, annual)
    • Insurance requirements/legal liabilities, and
    • Financial oversight
 
Industrial Safety and Design and Maintenance Management Industry Safe and Des and Maintenance Management   (MFT-272)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fund raising for nonprofit organizations: corporate, individual and foundation giving. Grant writing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why nonprofits exist.
  • Define a philanthropic gift and discuss why people make philanthropic gifts.
  • Discuss the importance of an organization's mission in fundraising and the role of a “case for giving” in any fundraising effort.
  • Name, describe and give examples of at least five methods of fundraising from individuals and/or organizations.
  • Use the fundraising cycle to describe the activities possible to secure a charitable gift from an individual.
  • Outline the grant proposal process.
  • Describe the methods to identify a grant prospect and discuss the importance of mission match in this process.
  • Name how volunteers, board members and staff are used in a fundraising effort, and provide a job description of at least one volunteer role.
  • Talk about why commissions are not appropriate in fundraising.
  • Explain why the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Code of Ethics is an important guide to staff, board and volunteers who engage in charitable gift fundraising.
 
Practice Management   (ADE-240)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fund raising for nonprofit organizations: corporate, individual and foundation giving. Grant writing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why nonprofits exist.
  • Define a philanthropic gift and discuss why people make philanthropic gifts.
  • Discuss the importance of an organization's mission in fundraising and the role of a “case for giving” in any fundraising effort.
  • Name, describe and give examples of at least five methods of fundraising from individuals and/or organizations.
  • Use the fundraising cycle to describe the activities possible to secure a charitable gift from an individual.
  • Outline the grant proposal process.
  • Describe the methods to identify a grant prospect and discuss the importance of mission match in this process.
  • Name how volunteers, board members and staff are used in a fundraising effort, and provide a job description of at least one volunteer role.
  • Talk about why commissions are not appropriate in fundraising.
  • Explain why the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Code of Ethics is an important guide to staff, board and volunteers who engage in charitable gift fundraising.
 
Theories of Art Management I   (ART-246)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fund raising for nonprofit organizations: corporate, individual and foundation giving. Grant writing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why nonprofits exist.
  • Define a philanthropic gift and discuss why people make philanthropic gifts.
  • Discuss the importance of an organization's mission in fundraising and the role of a “case for giving” in any fundraising effort.
  • Name, describe and give examples of at least five methods of fundraising from individuals and/or organizations.
  • Use the fundraising cycle to describe the activities possible to secure a charitable gift from an individual.
  • Outline the grant proposal process.
  • Describe the methods to identify a grant prospect and discuss the importance of mission match in this process.
  • Name how volunteers, board members and staff are used in a fundraising effort, and provide a job description of at least one volunteer role.
  • Talk about why commissions are not appropriate in fundraising.
  • Explain why the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Code of Ethics is an important guide to staff, board and volunteers who engage in charitable gift fundraising.
 
Airport Management   (AVF-472)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fund raising for nonprofit organizations: corporate, individual and foundation giving. Grant writing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why nonprofits exist.
  • Define a philanthropic gift and discuss why people make philanthropic gifts.
  • Discuss the importance of an organization's mission in fundraising and the role of a “case for giving” in any fundraising effort.
  • Name, describe and give examples of at least five methods of fundraising from individuals and/or organizations.
  • Use the fundraising cycle to describe the activities possible to secure a charitable gift from an individual.
  • Outline the grant proposal process.
  • Describe the methods to identify a grant prospect and discuss the importance of mission match in this process.
  • Name how volunteers, board members and staff are used in a fundraising effort, and provide a job description of at least one volunteer role.
  • Talk about why commissions are not appropriate in fundraising.
  • Explain why the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Code of Ethics is an important guide to staff, board and volunteers who engage in charitable gift fundraising.
 
Credit Management   (BAN-165)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fund raising for nonprofit organizations: corporate, individual and foundation giving. Grant writing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why nonprofits exist.
  • Define a philanthropic gift and discuss why people make philanthropic gifts.
  • Discuss the importance of an organization's mission in fundraising and the role of a “case for giving” in any fundraising effort.
  • Name, describe and give examples of at least five methods of fundraising from individuals and/or organizations.
  • Use the fundraising cycle to describe the activities possible to secure a charitable gift from an individual.
  • Outline the grant proposal process.
  • Describe the methods to identify a grant prospect and discuss the importance of mission match in this process.
  • Name how volunteers, board members and staff are used in a fundraising effort, and provide a job description of at least one volunteer role.
  • Talk about why commissions are not appropriate in fundraising.
  • Explain why the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Code of Ethics is an important guide to staff, board and volunteers who engage in charitable gift fundraising.
 
Records Management   (BUS-212)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fund raising for nonprofit organizations: corporate, individual and foundation giving. Grant writing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why nonprofits exist.
  • Define a philanthropic gift and discuss why people make philanthropic gifts.
  • Discuss the importance of an organization's mission in fundraising and the role of a “case for giving” in any fundraising effort.
  • Name, describe and give examples of at least five methods of fundraising from individuals and/or organizations.
  • Use the fundraising cycle to describe the activities possible to secure a charitable gift from an individual.
  • Outline the grant proposal process.
  • Describe the methods to identify a grant prospect and discuss the importance of mission match in this process.
  • Name how volunteers, board members and staff are used in a fundraising effort, and provide a job description of at least one volunteer role.
  • Talk about why commissions are not appropriate in fundraising.
  • Explain why the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Code of Ethics is an important guide to staff, board and volunteers who engage in charitable gift fundraising.
 
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