Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
44 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 nonprofit management and leadership


The course objective is to gain an understanding of the nonprofit sector and the issues that leaders face in the field including strategy, managing employees and volunteers, fundraising, grant writing, board governance, marketing, innovation, and social media

Learning Outcomes:

  • discuss the purpose and structure of the nonprofit sector
  • describe the governance of nonprofits, including the types of boards and the relationship between boards and executive directors
  • explain how nonprofits establish their vision and strategic direction
  • describe the nonprofit leadership role and what it entails; discuss servant leadership; outline key ethical issues faced by nonprofits
  • discuss how nonprofits managers handle staff and volunteers
  • outline the key financial issues facing nonprofits
  • describe the key legal issues facing nonprofits
  • discuss the importance of marketing and communication for a nonprofit
  • explain the basics of nonprofit fundraising
  • outline the grant writing process
  • discuss the growing importance of social media for nonprofits
  • define and explain social entrepreneurship and social innovation
  • outline methods for assessing nonprofit performance
  • discuss trends impacting nonprofits now and in the future

General Course Topics:

  • An introduction to nonprofit management
  • Budgeting in a nonprofit organization
  • How to read a nonprofit financial statement
  • Nonprofit leadership
  • Board and volunteer development
  • Grant writing
  • Fundraising
  • Principles of marketing for nonprofit organization
  • Social media for nonprofits
  • Strategy for nonprofits
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials

Other offerings from MindEdge Learning