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Nonprofit Studies Classes

Lists all Nonprofit Studies (NPS) courses. Specific offerings by term, including specific selected topics, can be view for spring, fall and summer terms.

Nonprofit Studies Courses
NPS 501U Understanding the Nonprofit Sector
Semester hours: 3
Description
Focuses on the origins, size, scope and composition of the nonprofit sector; operational issues encountered in the management of nonprofits; and the development of strategic solutions to manage and move the sector forward. Topics include theory, public policy, advocacy, management, collaboration, culture, strategy and innovation.

NPS 520U Financial Management and Budget Development
Semester hours: 3
Description
Focuses on assessing financial performance, establishing policies for fiscal accountability, financial management, including budgeting, resource development, outcomes measurement, assessment, technology, and capital project analysis.

NPS 530U Law, Ethics and Governance
Semester hours: 3
Description
Examines legal and ethical issues as they apply to nonprofit organizations.
Prerequisites
NPS 501U and NPS 520U

NPS 540U Resource Development and Promotion
Semester hours: 3
Description
Provides a comprehensive examination of all major components of marketing strategy and their integration to build awareness of the nonprofit services and support for fundraising. Examines the policies, concepts and methods of marketing communication and fundraising including major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, comprehensive campaigns, stewardship and strategy.
Prerequisites
NPS 501U and NPS 520U

NPS 550U Strategic Human Resource Management
Semester hours: 3
Description
A comprehensive overview of how to strategically align an organization with a defined mission; focusing on partnerships with the board, staff, collaborative partners, and volunteers. Includes organizational assessments, leadership assessment, and HR management strategies for future sustainability and growth.
Prerequisites
NPS 501U and NPS 520U

NPS 562U Assessment and Program Evaluation
Semester hours: 3
Description
Provides an introduction and overview to the tools necessary to assess and evaluate programs in the nonprofit sector.
Prerequisites
NPS 501U and NPS 520U

NPS 566U Public Policy and Advocacy
Semester hours: 3
Description
Explores public policy and the policy making process as it relates to the nonprofit sector, including from a comparative perspective. Includes an examination of advocacy and lobbying.
Prerequisites
NPS 501U and NPS 520U

NPS 571U Social Entrepreneurship
Semester hours: 3
Description
Interdisciplinary exploration of the field of social entrepreneurship and the structures used by social entrepreneurs to affect change.
Prerequisites
NPS 501U and NPS 520U

NPS 577U Grant and Proposal Writing
Semester hours: 3
Description
Seeking funding from government and private foundations is highly competitive and requires both skill and art. This course will provide the background necessary to develop competitive funding proposals by exposing students to the basic skills, principles, and techniques of grant and proposal writing along with an overview of the funding process.
Prerequisites
NPS 501U and NPS 520U

NPS 590U Integrative Seminar
Semester hours: 3
Description
Integrative seminar with community-based learning project (or critical issues facing nonprofits). This course integrates the skills and knowledge obtained within the curriculum.
Prerequisites
NPS 501U and NPS 520U

NPS 598U Selected Topics
Semester hours: 1-6
Description
Selected topics in nonprofit studies.
Prerequisites
NPS 501U and NPS 520U

NPS 599U Independent Study
Semester hours: 1-3
Description
Independent study in nonprofit studies.
Prerequisites
NPS 501U and NPS 520U

Contact Us

Nonprofit Studies Program
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
spcs@richmond.edu