Nonprofit Management

Field Advisor: Professor Michael J. Worth; Professor Jasmine McGinnis-Johnson

This field is designed for students preparing for careers in the management of nonprofit organizations and fund-raising programs.  It is appropriate to recent undergraduates as well as mid-career professionals seeking to advance to more senior positions of responsibility.  Courses encompass the planning, management and evaluation of organizations and programs; strategies for the management of fundraising programs, charitable foundations and venture philanthropy; the role of advocacy organizations; international non-governmental organizations; and, policy issues related to the nonprofit sector and philanthropy in the United States and internationally.

This 12-credit concentration requires a three-tiered set of courses for the field as follows.

Required Courses:

PPPA 6031  Governing and Managing Nonprofit Organizations *
PPPA 6032  Managing Fund Raising and Philanthropy

* Course is required, but is not a prerequisite to other courses listed.

Nonprofit Elective Courses (at least ONE of the following):

PPPA 6016  Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation
PPPA 6033  Nonprofit Enterprise
PPPA 6034  Managing Nonprofit Boards
PPPA 6053  Financing Management in the Public Sector
PPPA 6058  International Development and NGO Management
Other Trachtenberg School  nonprofit courses that may be offered from time to time


Elective Course

Nonprofit Management concentrators are encouraged to explore a course in the Trachtenberg School or in other schools of the University that may relate to the nonprofit sub-sector in which they hope to work (for example: museums, higher education, health care, advocacy organizations) or in a professional discipline related to nonprofit management (for example: marketing, accounting, legislative relations). With the permission of the field advisor, students may supplement these courses with other relevant courses in relevant disciplines.

MPA or MPP students with a field of study in Nonprofit Management may also pursue the Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Please see Kathy Newcomer or Mike Worth for details.