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Nonprofit Business Administration Syllabus


Lecture # Subject Title
Presenters: Thomas J. Harvey, MS and Robert Jones, PhD
Week 1: Creative Nonprofit Management: Philanthropy as a Sign of Business
1 Course Introduction
2 Introducing Dr. Robert Jones
3 Meet Dr. Robert Jones
4 The Business of Running a Nonprofit
5 Nonprofit Financial Challenges
6 Measuring Nonprofit Success
7 Community Education
Presenters: Thomas J. Harvey, MS and Elizabeth Boris, PhD
Week 2: The Importance of Research in the Nonprofit Sector
8 Introducing Dr. Elizabeth Boris
9 Meet Dr. Elizabeth Boris
10 Research in the Nonprofit Sector
11 Nonprofit Economic Impact
12 Institutional Efficience
13 Philanthropic Foundations
14 Measuring Social Impact
Presenters: Thomas J. Harvey, MS and Dom Betro, BS, MSW
Week : Social Enterprise
15 Introducing Dom Betro
16 What Makes a Social Entrepreneur
17 Identifying and Capitalizing on Innovative Opportunties
18 Strategic Positioning
19 Leading Change and Leveraging Assets
20 Risk and Social Enterprise Plans
21 The Case for Social Enterprise
Presenters: Thomas J. Harvey, MS and Andrew Kipe, BA
Week 4: Leadership and Governance Through the Eyes of a Performing Arts Organization
22 Introducing Andrew Kipe
23 Meet Andrew Kipe
24 Leading a Performing Arts Nonprofit
25 Working with the Board
26 Strategic Planning
27 Community Engagement
Presenters: Thomas J. Harvey, MS and Irv Katz, BA, MSW
Week 5: Establishing the Narrative for Your Work: Framing or Reframing an Issue
28 Introducing Irv Katz
29 Meet Irv Katz
30 The Discipline of Framing
31 Panel Discussion: Framing
32 Reframing Human Needs
33 Panel Discussion: Reframing Examples
34 Leveraging Assets
35 Panel Discussion: Leveraging Assets
36 Final Thoughts on Framing
Presenters: Thomas J. Harvey, MS and Richard Klarberg, BA, JD
Week 6: The Importance of Validating Best Practices and Quality Assurance in Nonprofit Organizations
37 Introducing Richard Klarberg
38 Meet Richard Klarberg
39 The Role of the Council on Accreditation (COA)
40 The Benefits of COA Accreditation
41 Accreditation in the Nonprofit Sector
42 Gaining COA Accreditation
43 Interpreting an Accreditation Report
Presenters: Thomas J. Harvey, MS and James Purcell, BA, MS
Week 7: Advocacy at the State Level
44 Introducing James Purcell
45 Meet James Purcell
46 State Level Advocacy
47 Core Elements of Advocacy
48 Working with Public Officials
49 James Purcell on His Personal Experience in Advocay
50 Advocating During the Legislative Process
Presenters: Thomas J. Harvey, MS and Joseph Slye, MA
Week 8: Media Relations: Managing Your Media Message to Build Support for Your Nonprofit
51 Introducing Joe Slye
52 What Not to do in an Interview
53 Getting Your Message Out