This course will focus on deepening students' understanding of the role of management and leadership in today's nonprofit sector. Topics covered include: the responsibilities and challenges facing today's non-profit managers, the role of the board of directors, planning, funding and staffing programs, financial accountability, and ethical decision making. (3 credits)
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
- ENG 102: English Composition 2
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Understand the history of the nonprofit sector.
- Compare and contrast the nonprofit and for profit sectors and government.
- Explain the role and responsibilities of the board of directors.
- Understand the unique challenges of managing nonprofit organizations.
- Analyze the environment in which nonprofit organizations operate.
- Understand the basic responsibilities and interconnectivity of the various functions in nonprofit organizations.
- Create and use tools necessary for managing a nonprofit organization.
- Develop management skills necessary to become a successful nonprofit leader.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (50 Pts/Week, Weeks 1-8)
Assignments (60 Pts/Each, Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6)
Final Exam (Week 8)
Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore
- Renz, David. The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. 4th ed. Jossey-Bass, Inc., 2016. ISBN-13: 9781118852965
Readings and Exercises
6, 7, 8
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.