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Management of Nonprofit Organizations

East Baltimore
4th Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Wednesday, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025
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