2013 Cohort - Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development (MA)

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Fall 2013

LYHS 6203 Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development: An Overview -- 3 unit(s)

Introductory course to the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development program designed to give broad coverage for professionals and an overview of studies in philanthropy and nonprofit development. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program or consent of instructor.

PSYCH 6005 Psychology, Law and Philanthropy -- 2 unit(s)

Students will learn about the psychology underlying giving including topics such as altruism and persuasion. Legal and ethical issues will be covered as they relate to philanthropy, including regulation/governance, tax law and standards for professional conduct. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program.

Spring 2014

LYHS 6410 Evaluation, Research and Accountability -- 3 unit(s)

Survey of advanced nonprofit organization research methods. Research in the area selected by student. Preparation and presentation of research proposal or major paper. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program or consent of instructor.

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ENGLISH 5770 Applied Writing: Proposals and Grants -- 3 unit(s)

Examining and designing persuasive documents in professional settings; analyzing and practicing print and digital composing techniques specific to these documents; includes writing for community organizations (e.g., for fund-raising and development). Prerequisite(s): MGMT 2080 or ENGLISH 2770 or consent of instructor; junior standing.

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Summer 2014

MGMT 6260 Strategic Management of Human Resources -- 3 unit(s)

Principles of organizational behavior applied to managerial practices; strategic management of human resources to accomplish work and maximize organizational effectiveness. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3153 or equivalent; consent of MBA Director. (Offered MBA Module III - begins mid-February and ends early May).

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LYHS 6286 Studies in Applied Research Methods -- 1 unit(s)

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Fall 2014

LYHS 6420 Trends and Issues in Philanthropy/Nonprofit Development -- 2 unit(s)

Provides a forum for students to learn about and explore the latest trends in giving and nonprofit management. Content will reflect emerging practices and conditions in areas including organizational development, non-traditional revenue sources, donor needs, technology and professional practice. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program or consent of instructor.

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LYHS 6408 Financial Decision Making for Youth/Human Service Agencies -- 3 unit(s)

Financial function of the nonprofit agency incorporating technical materials applicable to the decision-making role of the agency.

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Spring 2015

COMM PR 5855 Public Relations Campaign Methods -- 3 unit(s)

Analysis and production of public relations tools; techniques to gain reaction and support from specialized groups. Planning and preparation of public relations communications materials and use of controlled (public) media to reach target audiences. Prerequisite(s): COMM PR 1811; junior standing.

LYHS 6285 Readings in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development

-- 2 unit(s)

Summer 2015

PUBPOL 6220 Public Policy, Advocacy and Public Funding -- 2 unit(s)

Policy context of philanthropy and nonprofit development; the role of nonprofits in policy development and advocacy. Prerequisite(s): admission into the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development graduate program.

LYHS 6299 Research

Conduct supervised research on selected topic(s). Fee assessed separately for laboratory materials and/or binding of thesis/research paper.

-- 3 unit(s)

Course delivery

Fall and spring courses are taught in eight-week modules, with some courses meeting Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. (CST) via Adobe Connect. Some courses and coursework are offered online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Summer courses will be six weeks in length and may include video sessions on Tuesday evenings. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.

Services and support

Support services such as access to the UNI Rod Library, UNI Financial Aid and technical assistance will be readily available.