MNM 697 MNM697 Professional Project is the culminating assignment or capstone wherein learners will demonstrate their knowledge of the nonprofit sector through action research in an area of special interest. This course, which is run in a 8-week accelerated format, is strongly supported by the Research Methods for Nonprofit Organizations course, MNM 651. This course involves the creation, development and evaluation of a product or program and is presented in a thesis-like format. Click here to download information to help you understand the Professional Project option. As a capstone for the Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) at Regis University, the main objectives for this course includes helping the student develop the ability to, Study a particular aspect of community development and the role of the 3rd sector in impacting change; Demonstrate critical thinking skills and a broad knowledge of the nonprofit sector by integrating knowledge learned within the Master of Nonprofit Management degree program; Contribute action research that adds to the nonprofit sector’s field of knowledge or evaluates management/leadership theories or practices directly impacting a specific area of the sector; Integrate an understanding of the ethical and value-based considerations for promoting social justice; and Develop and defend conclusions, recommendations, and further research needs for strengthening the nonprofit sector.