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COURSE NUMBER: BUSI 343
COURSE TITLE: Managing Public, Non-Profit and Voluntary Organizations
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Hendriatta Wong
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will study approaches to managing in the non-profit sector, particularly the unique programs and policies that are required for effective management practices. These practices will be contrasted with the approaches utilized in the private for-profit sector.

Prerequisites: BUSI 339
REQUIRED TEXTS: No Textbook required. Reading materials will be assigned
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Participation and Active Learning Assignments30%
Functional Area Investigation Project20%
Individual Volunteer Project20%
Group Project30%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
  • To familiarize students with the key dimensions, concepts, and practices in non-profit organizations;
  • To examine the role, work, and contributions of non-profit organizations to society;
  • To introduce students to some key issues facing non-profit organizations, and to develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to analyze and propose options to address these issues;
  • To contrast the foundation and application of management concepts between the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors; and
  • To explore a biblical approach to the management of non-profit organizations and to the delivery of their programs and services.
COURSE TOPICS:
  • Introduction to Non-profit Organization Management
    • Role of non-profit in the community
    • Forming different types of non-profits
    • Key aspects of a non-profit organization management
  • Project Development Day
  • Governance, Effective Leadership, and Strategic Partnerships
    • Panel Speakers
    • Video: The way we think about charity is dead wrong (Dan Pallotta, Ted Talk)
  • Program and Performance Management
  • Staff and Volunteer Management
  • Program and Performance Management
  • Fund Development and Income Generating Enterprises
  • Program and Performance Management
  • Marketing, Communications, and Community Relations
  • Individual Volunteer Project Presentations
  • Program and Performance Management
  • Project Completion Day
  • Group Project Presentations


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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