MNM 601 Hist/Theory/Future of Nonprofs (3.00)
Examines origins and societal roles of nonprofit organizations in a global environment including social, political, economic, cultural and ideological issues. Addresses types and characteristics of nonprofit organizations, and trends and projections for the future of the third sector.
MNM 607 Social Justice & the Nonprofit Sector (3.00)
Focuses on developing a foundation for studying and developing critical thinking skills in the area of social justice. Examines the role of social justice in the third sector and its importance to current and future leaders. Investigates the role of globalization in and its impact on community development.
Pre-requisite: TAKE MNM*601
MNM 633 Human Resource Leadership in NPO's (3.00)
Examines the effective management of people working in nonprofit organizations. Includes hiring policies and practices, compensation, staff development, staff evaluation, collective bargaining, labor/management issues and equal employment opportunity. Considers the role of volunteers; how volunteers are recruited, organized and managed in non-profits.
MNM 644 Financial Management of Nonprofit Orgnzt (3.00)
Focuses on using financial information management for budgeting, finance and investment decision-making in nonprofit organizations. Topics includes acquisition, reporting, taxation, risk management and regulatory issues. Emphasizes unique problems of nonprofits in capital formation, generating earned income, managing endowments, gifts and tax planning.
MNM 647 Program Development & Accountability (3.00)
Designs, evaluates and analyzes programs through the utilization of research methods and best practices to determine the effectiveness of programs while at the same time providing accountability to the organization's mission. Utilizes evidence-based and other data to evaluate and develop techniques and strategies that can produce effective program measurement.
MNM 648 Governance and Organizational Leadership (3.00)
Examines accountabilities of nonprofit governance. Analyzes governing board and executive director roles in leading change, decision processes, and modeling ethical behaviors. Explores strategies which position organization for Third Sector leadership.
Pre-requisite: MNM*601 MNM*644
MNM 651 Research Methods for Nonprofit Orgs (3.00)
Focuses on various research techniques necessary for an effective investigation of social and organizational concerns in the nonprofit sector.
Pre-requisite: TAKE MNM*601 AND MNM*607;
MNM 655 Leading From Within (3.00)
Explores the role of mindfulness in leadership. Investigates various practices that connect your beliefs and behaviors as it relates to your leadership.
MNM 670 Financial Resource Development (3.00)
Examines the principles, strategies and techniques of resource development. Topics include an overview of resource development from foundations, corporations, government and individuals, proposal writing and presentation, direct mail, conducting special events, and individual major gift programs.
MNM 677E-W Service Oriented Field Exp (SOFE): (3.00)
Examines the historical factors, political climate, and unique contributions of the nonprofit sector in a variety of different national and international settings through hands on experience. Students will travel in other countries and/or regions.
MNM 684 Leadership & Organizational Development (3.00)
Explores and analyzes the concept of systems thinking and how this paradigm creates new models of leadership for nonprofit organizations. Investigates a diverse range of ideas, strategies, and techniques that enable nonprofits to become learning organizations. Emphasizes student's capacity to provide sustained, creative leadership within their own nonprofit organization.
MNM 697 Professional Project (3.00)
Forms the capstone experience representing the creation, development, improvement or evaluation of a product or program or entails the writing of a thesis. Provides immediate applicability in a specific nonprofit agency or sector of the nonprofit world.