"Lessons in Non-Profit Mgmt" - Professional Linkage Seminar
- Anthony R Mastracci
- University Hall 121 - Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Overview of classThis course brings together students from a variety of academic disciplines and leverages their diverse talents in the field to consult nonprofits facing organizational challenges in addressing issues such as poverty, homelessness and education. Bridging the divide between academic experience and civic engagement, teams of five undergraduate students have the opportunity to work on ten-week engagements with nonprofits under the supervision of Kellogg MBA students.
To inform and guide students' interaction with nonprofits, this course will provide an overview of the nonprofit sector and the growing trends towards greater accountability, transparency and performance management. Students will explore the changing roles and responsibilities of nonprofits, as shaped by both the public and private sector, and they will examine the implications of these trends. The first half of the course will be spent introducing students to the so-called Third Sector and the present political and economic systems that influence how it serves the public good. The second half of the course will be spent examining business strategy and management and their applicability to nonprofits. The overarching goal of the course is to create a foundation of knowledge from which students can draw upon as they work together with community nonprofits. This course is an opportunity to innovate, collaborate, learn and apply a new set of skills and knowledge while impacting the community.
Teaching MethodThis course will meet once weekly in a seminar format, with an additional weekly discussion section. Class participation and discussion will be required to make the course successful. There will be weekly reading assignments and students will be expected to generate 1-2 discussion questions per required reading. These should be sent to the professor before the start of each class. The major requirements of this class, in addition to class preparation and participation, include:
* Group PowerPoint presentations at Weeks 5 and 8
* 3-5 page individual paper on a national nonprofit at Week 6
* Final PowerPoint presentation at project conclusion
* 15 hours per week with nonprofit client project (per team)
* Weekly meeting with mentor
Class Materials (Required)"Building Nonprofit Capacity: A Guide to Managing Change Through Organizational Lifecycles", by John Brothers and Anne Sherman
ISBN number 0470907771
-----Course packet will be available in the bookstore.
Class NotesApplication-only course. Those accepted to cC (Campus Catalyst) teams will be given permission numbers for this course.
Enrollment RequirementsEnrollment Requirements: Reserved for Juniors & Seniors
Add Consent: Department Consent Required
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