Course Schedule

The courses below are those offered for the term. (To view the course description, class dates & times, touch on accordion tab by the title.)

State-specific Information for Online Programs

Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.

  • Online Courses

    470.625.81 - Resource Development and Marketing in Nonprofits

    $3783

    Karen Osborne

    Online 5/10 - 8/15

    The goal of this course is to prepare future nonprofit leaders and board members with the international resource development and marketing fundamentals that help every nonprofit thrive. The course focuses on how to create and nurture an organizational culture where everyone on the staff and board understands, embraces and acts on his or her role in developing strategic relationships with funders, potential funders, and media professionals. You will gain an understanding of the process, the metrics that drive the process, and the milestone markers that lead to success. You will explore how to develop a board and/or cadre of volunteers who give generously, share expertise freely, connect you to the right government officials and media leaders, and invite others to join them. Data driven decision making and all aspects of fund development, marketing and communications will be woven throughout the course. Led by an internationally recognized practitioner, consultant and master teacher, the course will use scenarios, discussion, social media, audio and video clips so that you will walk away with the knowledge you need to secure private and government funding, and social capital as a CEO, senior staff member, board chair or member, and the confidence to do it all well. Core course for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management Formerly Resource Development and Marketing in Nonprofits

    Technology Fees: $175.00

    470.728.81 - Fundamentals of Nonprofits and Nonprofit Management

    $3783

    -STAFF-

    Online 5/10 - 8/15

    In the United States, the flourishing of nonprofit initiative is intertwined with our country's legal and tax systems, the needs of the nation in wartime, interest groups addressing social and economic inequities, the federal role in social service delivery and foreign aid, rising wealth, and perceived threats to internal security. Successful nonprofits today must have strong management systems in place in order to assure quality programs for service and impact. These systems include management of finances, human resources, information technology, marketing, performance measures and other aspects of operations. The course will help the student understand the current thinking regarding "best practices" in managing and improving nonprofit organizations and appreciate the interplay of environmental and organizational factors that influence managerial decision-making. Throughout the course, there will be a comparative perspective that looks at the scope and status of nongovernmental organizations in other countries and the influences on those organizations by their own governments, foreign aid and international philanthropy. Many of the principles recommended as "best practice" can be applied to nongovernmental organizations in other countries as well.

    Technology Fees: $175.00

    470.774.81 - Nonprofit Governance & Executive Leadership

    $3783

    Charles Dambach

    Online 5/10 - 8/15

    This course covers the basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards according to law and custom and includes ethical concepts, public attitudes, and contemporary legislative and regulatory issues. The course explores theories of effective governance and executive leadership that have had wide influence, and how ethical considerations relate to perceptions of excellence and shape the way staff and volunteer leaders manage people and money. There will be opportunities to compare the role of boards in US nonprofit groups with those in other countries, with a special emphasis on countries whose legal systems provide for significant state control of nongovernmental initiative. This is a required course for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

    Technology Fees: $175.00

    470.798.81 - Financial Management and Analysis in Nonprofits

    $3783

    Nancy Hall

    Online 5/10 - 8/15

    (Elective for Research Administration) The basic tools for financial management and analysis are covered in this course with a focus on those aspects that will: 1) provide needed skills to students planning careers in public and nonprofit organizations and 2) provide those working for government with tools to evaluate nonprofit and private sector organizations with which they interact. Topics include legal and audit requirements for financial reporting, disclosure laws, and state and federal registration requirements. The course will also address interpreting financial statements and assessing and managing for financial health. These basic management tools are necessary not only for basic financial management but also for creating the financial component of a Request For Proposal (RFP) from a US funding source and for those striving for organizational sustainability through "social enterprise" or earned income ventures in general.

    Technology Fees: $175.00