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Management of Nonprofit Organizations

East Baltimore
4th term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  5:30 - 8:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Nancy Hall
Nancy Hall

Provides the necessary tools to effectively manage a nonprofit organization. Emphasizes financial, personnel and operations management, focusing on skills necessary to be an executive running a program within a large institution or heading an independent nonprofit agency. Addresses budgeting (both grant and organizational), reading and interpreting financial reports, grant writing techniques and staff and compensation management. Also examines how to work with the legal restraints and opportunities to maximize organizational effectiveness within the laws and regulations that make nonprofits different from the government and for-profit sectors.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and interpret data about the nonprofit sector
  2. Assess the advisability of creating a US-based nonprofit and determining the necessary paperwork to start a new organization.
  3. Apply strategic thinking principles to the management of a nonprofit
  4. Interpret audits, 990's and other financial reports for a nonprofit
  5. Analyze the financial health of a nonprofit organization
  6. Develop and review a grant or contract budget
  7. Identify the customers and products of a nonprofit and develop a social marketing plan
  8. Establish a compensation analysis and develop human resource policies and plans
  9. Explain the concept of social enterprise.
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 45% Assignments
  • 10% Participation
  • 10% Discussion
  • 13% Presentation(s)
  • 22% Final Exam

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduates are not permitted in this class

Instructor Consent:

No consent required