Feb 05, 2023  
2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog 
2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NPPA 580 - Providing Direction for Non-Profits

Without a clearly articulated vision of the future, a non-profit can be handicapped both in operational efficiency and fund-raising appeal. On the other hand, when a non-profit has a strategy, it can be used to unify and attract volunteers, energize donors, and allow growth through planning. This course will introduce the wide variety of non-profit sectors and missions, how these sectors generate and articulate strategic plans, how traditional and alternative methods can be used in strategic planning, and strategy pitfalls and traps. The class will also focus on entrepreneurial aspects of growing non-profits, including creative approaches to providing value to donors and recipients as well as earned revenue alternatives. Finally, we will speculate on the future of non-profits in our challenging economy.

Credits: 3