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Courses at the 400-level

NPST 400: Summer Institute in Nonprofit Studies

Students participate in intensive workshops to develop administrative and analytical skills appropriate to careers in nonprofit organizations. Workshops include strategic planning, budgeting, human resources, fundraising, philanthropy, and legal principles.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of the director of the Certificate Program in Nonprofit Studies
NPST 401: The American Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy I

Historical and theoretical perspectives on philanthropy and its contribution to the local and national nonprofit sector are examined. Students research the roots of philanthropy and patterns of giving to nonprofit organizations.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of the director of the Certificate Program in Nonprofit Studies
NPST 402: The American Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy II

This is a case study of the innovations in philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Students examine the missions, goals, funding mechanisms, financial support, and funding strategies of philanthropic organizations.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NPST 401
  • Consent of the director of the Certificate Program in Nonprofit Studies
NPST 403: Internship in the Nonprofit Sector

Students undertake a semester-long internship at a nonprofit or philanthropic organization. Weekly seminars reinforce best practices in nonprofit administration and opportunities for students to discuss their field placement experiences.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of the director of the Certificate Program in Nonprofit Studies

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