SOC 680 - Nonprofit Organizations

Managing and operating non-profit agencies requires a set of skills that are duplicative, yet different from those of operating a for-profit corporation. Learn about similarities and differences of management and operations of agencies whose mission is to serve the community, as opposed to making a profit for the shareholders. This course will explore the process of incorporating a nonprofit organization, including developing a mission statement, and the steps involved in securing tax exemption through the Internal Revenue Service. Students will develop an understanding of a) leadership and management of human resources in a nonprofit with limited resources; b) the role of the internal and external environment in developing a strategic plan; c) managing the financial position of the organization; and d) the role of marketing and public relations to meet the organizational mission of a nonprofit organization.

Credit hours: 3

Last updated: 05/23/2022