Nonprofit Leadership Minor

School of Professional Studies


  • Nonprofit Leadership Minor
  • 18 Units
  • NPL 355: Organizational Leadership
  • 3

This course will serve as an introduction to the historical concepts, principles, and theories of leadership with an emphasis on self-assessment, contemporary views and issues, basic skills and competencies, with attention given to developing a leadership perspective.

  • NPL 370: Leading and Motivating Volunteers
  • 3

This course will explore issues relevant to volunteer management as students learn about maximizing resources in effective managerial-leadership as the volunteers carrying out the mission of the organization including the development of a perspective about volunteerism as well as strategies for recruiting, retaining, and rewarding volunteers.

  • NPL 375: Conflict Resolution
  • 3

This course will focus on the approaches that a leader can use to resolve conflict through the study of constructive and destructive conflict, conflict resolution styles, family systems theory, and various approaches to conflict resolution with attention given to conflict in values- and faith-based organizations.

  • NPL 450: Legal Aspects of Managing a Non-profit
  • 3

This course will examine the implications associated with the laws that govern nonprofits and their leadership. Students will become familiar with legal issues and the fiduciary responsibilities of nonprofit leaders and boards including how to file for tax-exempt status and how to report contributions.

  • NPL 460: Fundraising and Resource Development
  • 3

This course will examine ways to raise funds from government, foundation, corporate, and individual sources; how to identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective donors; and explore budget preparation, proposal submission, and reviewer practices.

  • NPL 465: Financial Management of a Nonprofit
  • 3

This course will concentrate on applying accounting principles to financial reporting and monitoring functions with a focus on budget development, day-to-day fiscal management, financial controls, and the regulatory reporting requirements of non-governmental, nonprofit organizations.

Current students, please note: The requirements listed here may not reflect the most current courses for this minor and may not be the requirements for the catalog year you are following to complete your minor. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for official requirements you must meet to qualify for a degree.

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