2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

HS 240 - Developing A Non-Profit Organization


This course is designed to help supporters, proponents, advocates as well as managers and leaders in the human services fields learn the fundamentals of starting a non-profit organization or developing an existing one into a more viable and productive enterprise. It will provide a framework for helping those with an interest in nonprofits to translate ideas into action. This course can be taken as part of a sequence with Introduction to Fundraising and Introduction to Grant Writing, which specifically address skills utilized in nonprofit sector. Topics will include: legal requirements for starting a nonprofit organization, board recruitment and governance structures, developing mission, vision and value statements, soliciting support from stakeholders, permissible and prohibited activities under federal, state and local law, securing tax exempt status and an introduction to funding strategies. Students may not earn more than 5 credits by taking HA, HS or GS one credit courses. Three one-credit options are not equivalent to a three credit course, and cannot be applied to the requirement of major electives.

1 semester 1 credit.