Upon completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
- Know the role nonprofit organizations play in strengthening democratic and capitalistic societies.
- Understand the legal and moral responsibilities of executive and governance positions within nonprofit corporations.
- Appreciate the implications of tax-exempt status and its relationship to public service obligations under the law.
- Analyze the financing of nonprofit enterprise and obtain an appropriate mix of funding from the variety of funding streams available to nonprofit corporations.
- Achieve proficiency in designing and implementing a fundraising plan for a charitable nonprofit to augment other funding.
- Analyze the structure of the nonprofit enterprise to maximize the work of the organization through paid and volunteer staff and board members.
- Advocate for a nonprofit organization's mission including for changes in public policy to further the nonprofit's mission.
- Manage the human resources needed to staff charitable organizations.
- Craft policies for the governance and operation of nonprofit corporations.
- Analyze the performance of the governing body of the organization and attend to recruiting practices to build future capacity to fulfill the charitable mission.
Total = 18 semester hours