Nonprofit Administration (SNPA) Courses
NPAD 201. Nonprofit Leadership Workshop (1)
Application of knowledge and skills reflecting essential nonprofit
competencies of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certification (CNP), practical
experience in nonprofit organizations, leadership abilities, and meaningful
service. Course is offered pass/fail and may be repeated for a maximum of
four semester hours.
NPAD 301. The Nonprofit Sector in the
United States (3)
The importance of the nonprofit sector in the
United States emphasizing the history, the relationship to business and
government and the place of the nonprofit sector within American society
generally. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing (30 semester hours).
NPAD 302. Nonprofit Leadership (3)
The fundamentals of
nonprofit administration to include leadership, legal foundations, board
development, the role of volunteers, nonprofit advocacy and ethics.
NPAD 303. Nonprofit Financial Administration (3)
Financial management within the nonprofit sector emphasizing strategic
planning, budgeting, accountability, risk management and control. Prerequisite:
NPAD 302 or consent of instructor.
NPAD 304. Fund Raising for
Nonprofit Organizations (3)
Fundamentals of resource development
in the nonprofit sector including strategic planning, principles of
philanthropy, proposal writing, event planning, and charitable trusts.
Prerequisite: NPAD 302 or consent of instructor.
Independent Study (1-4)
An individualized, contracted program of
study planned in conjunction with a faculty member. Prerequisites: NPAD 301 and
consent of instructor.
NPAD 401. Topics in Nonprofit Leadership
Study in selected topics in nonprofit administration. Emphasis
upon competencies necessary for emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector. May be
repeated with permission of advisor. Prerequisites: 54 credit hours earned, NPAD
301 and NPAD 302.
NPAD 495. Nonprofit Senior Seminar (3)
A capstone course in nonprofit administration emphasizing research
and oral presentations. Prerequisites: NPAD 301, NPAD 302, NPAD 303, NPAD
NPAD 499. Field Experience in Nonprofit Leadership (1-6)
Supervised work experience in a nonprofit organization. Forty-five
hours of work for each credit hour are required. Prerequisites: NPAD 301, junior
or senior standing and consent of instructor. Pass/fail credit only.