As the lines between the nonprofit, public, and private sectors blur, nonprofit and philanthropic managers are required to have expertise in an ever wider range of specialized skills that include financial management and fundraising, board governance, volunteer management, social marketing, grant making, community collaboration, and more. Nonprofit and philanthropic leaders must also track an increasing number of policy and public sector developments that affect the core activities of the sector.
The concentration in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy provides students with training in these specialized leadership and management skills as well as developing students’ ability to track and analyze policy affecting the sector.
Many Evans School students interested in Nonprofit Management will choose to pursue the Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation Program Option, which outlines a specific set of required and recommended courses and provides students an opportunity to have Nonprofit Management noted directly on their transcript.
Sample courses include:
- Managing Nonprofit and Philanthropic Organizations (PUBPOL 550)
- Measuring Social Impact: Advanced Program Design and Evaluation (PUBPOL 551)
- Philanthropy and Society (PUBPOL 552)
- Nonprofit Financial Management (PUBPOL 553)
- Nonprofit Organizations and Public Policy (PUBPOL 554)
- Performance Management for Public Service Organizations (PUBPOL 555)
- Marketing for Mission-Driven Organizations (PUBPOL 555)
- Grant Writing (PUBPOL 555)
- Nonprofit Advocacy and Public Policy (PUBPOL 555)
- Fundraising (PUBPOL 555)
- Public-Private Partnerships (PUBPOL 556)