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  • INP 900 - Understanding the Nonprofit Sector
    This course provides students with insight into the origins and the ideological, social, political, legal and economic contexts of the nonprofit sector. It explores the complexity, diversity, challenges and opportunities through topics including: the scope and nature of the sector; the development of the sector; the role of nonprofits; the changing political, funding and legal environment; forces for change such as social innovation, social finance and social impact, data and technology, and public perceptions.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Tutorial: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • INP 901 - Effective Nonprofit Organizations
    The course provides students with an understanding of the principles and practices of effective development and management of nonprofit organizations in a dynamic environment. It explores the legal foundation for nonprofit and charities, organizational structure, governance, leadership, strategy, human and financial resource management, accountability, organizational change, and adaptation.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • INP 902 - Evaluation for Nonprofits

    Evaluation is an important tool for accountability, learning and improvement. This course focuses on developing the knowledge and skills to plan evaluations that make a positive difference. It looks at evaluation from the perspective of the evaluator and the nonprofit organization that commissions the evaluation. Topics include the benefits and challenges of evaluation; ethics; types of evaluations; logic models; data collection and analysis; roles and relationships; performance monitoring; reporting and communication of findings.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: INT 900, PPA 402, SWP 932
  • INP 910 - Strategic Planning for Nonprofits
    Developing a compelling vision, agreeing on priorities, and setting measurable objectives is difficult but essential in the complex nonprofit environment. This course teaches students the importance of thinking strategically. It includes: understanding strategy in changing environments; leadership; the planning process including mission statements, environmental analysis, stakeholders, data, roles, strategy development, implementation planning and management; planning in partnerships and collaborations; and developing RFPs.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • INP 911 - Advocacy and Gov't Relations: Nonprofits
    Nonprofit organizations need to develop relationships with different levels of government, join with coalitions and partners and engage communities to raise awareness and advocate for system change. This course provides students with an understanding of the public policy process and the legal and political environment for advocacy. Topics include understanding the environment; developing an advocacy plan; working through coalitions, alliances and collaborations; communications and social media; evidence and data; effective government relations strategies.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • INP 912 - Marketing for Nonprofits
    When a nonprofit organization understands its many audiences and employs effective marketing approaches, it can achieve positive results including increased funding and donations, motivated staff and volunteers, informed clients, greater public support and influence. This course provides an overview of how marketing strategy supports and drives the nonprofit mission. Students learn about the role of marketing in organizational strategy and explore topics related to branding, competition, social media, market research, evaluation, ethics, and inclusion.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • INP 913 - Leadership in Nonprofits
    Societal transformations demand different approaches to leadership in nonprofit organizations. This course provides knowledge and tools to support strong leadership necessitated by economic and political restructuring, blurring boundaries between sectors, technology, demographic change, and demands for accountability and transparency. Topics include leadership theory; profile of nonprofit leadership; leading diverse and multi-generational teams, projects, and partnerships; leading organizational and system change, including change strategies, managing change, overcoming resistance, culture change; and directions for future nonprofit leadership.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: MHR 640, MHR 650, PPA 501
  • INP 914 - Diversity in Nonprofits
    The challenges facing nonprofits today require management, staff, and volunteers to collaborate in increasingly diverse organizations and communities. This course will explore perceptions of diversity, roles and relationships, and conflict and change. It will apply that understanding to the development, leadership and management of nonprofit organizations by looking at leadership, culture and team building, human resource practices, organizational policies and processes, governance, communication, and accountability.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: INT 905 and SWP 924
  • INP 915 - Financial Management for Nonprofits
    It is essential for those working in the nonprofit sector to understand the financial context for the operation of nonprofit and charitable organizations and their programs, initiatives, and enterprises. Students will gain a working knowledge of the concepts, practices and tools associated with budgeting, financial reporting, financial oversight, resource management, financial planning, tax issues, performance measurement, and risk management. The course will provide an opportunity to apply the learning in assignments, discussions and activities.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: PPA 303
  • INP 916 - Nonprofits on the Global Stage
    This course investigates the changing and expanding role of International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) in service provision, community and capacity building, policy development and advocacy, all at the global level. The course examines INGOs with particular emphasis on the diversity of organizations, the types of activities in which they are engaged, and how their structures and their political and other activities have combined to increase their role on the global stage.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • INP 920 - Critical Issues in the Nonprofit Sector
    This course offers students opportunities to identify and explore current issues relevant to the nonprofit sector. It presents students with a chance to examine critical issues like sector name and size, the implications of socio-economic and demographic change, changing trust and perception, and blurring boundaries and changing relationships with the public and private sectors. Students will conduct research in areas of their interest, apply theory to practice and contribute to discussions that explore the critical issues.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: INP 900 and INP 901 and (INP 902 or INP 915)