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Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector, Nonprofit Organizations, Nonprofit Leadership and Governance, The State University of New York

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This course introduces you to the nonprofit sector, nonprofit organizations, and the concepts of leadership and governance. While this course has been developed with North American culture in mind, we do appreciate that in other parts of the world the nature of the nonprofit sector, nonprofit organizations, nonprofit leadership and governance may not be the same. Nevertheless, it is our hope that much of the course content will still be of value to those in other parts of the world. To learn more about this course, please watch the overview video by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: https://goo.gl/YMg1Qd. Keywords: Nonprofit; Nonprofit Sector; Voluntary Sector; Nonprofit Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, Volunteer Organizations, Leadership, Management, Governance, Board, Board of Directors, Performance, Effectiveness Course 1 Overview: Week 1: Some of the questions you will explore this week are: What is the nonprofit sector and why does it exist? What are the unique characteristics of nonprofit organizations? What are the trends and emerging issues facing organizations in the nonprofit sector? Week 2: Questions to be explored this week are: What is leadership at the governance level and how is it different from management? What is good governance and why does it matter? What is a board of directors? Week 3: This week's questions: What roles do board members play in nonprofit organizations? Broadly speaking, what are boards responsible for and how do they go about their work? What are some of the issues that challenge the board's ability to go its work? Week 4: At this stage, you are asked to review the course content, submit a written assignment (known lightheartedly as a BEAR (Board Effectiveness Readiness Assessment), and take two multiple choice Readiness Assurance Tests (known similarly as RATs). One RAT will assess knowledge and reading comprehension and the other will test application of knowledge within a practical case. Week 5: We will encourage you to discuss the RATs in the discussion forums and take them again should you wish to change any of your answers based on the information exchanged....

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创建者 RV

Apr 14, 2016

I highly recommend the entire program to new and even experienced board members in both the non-profit and corporate world. Very real application and concepts that are applicable.

创建者 MP

Jun 05, 2016

Great for enhancing your understanding of how non-profits are governed. I'd highly recommend this course for anyone involved with a non-profit organization.

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创建者 Rose Noxon

Nov 05, 2018

Just needed a brush up and some resources for helping our board get oriented - Thank You

创建者 Rola A Saleh

Oct 11, 2018

While you do learn a lot in this course, some of the readings are repetitive and do not have any added value, and rather waste time. I also believe that the assignments of week 4 and 5 should be divided differently so that the BEAR is due in week 5, and only the general assessment of organisations in your area is due in week 4. It divides the work better and allows you to peer review the essays separately. It may also help students submit on time.

创建者 Pedro José Moana Mutzig

Jan 12, 2018

They don't provide all the required readings. You need to buy in order to read. Doesn't seem fair.

创建者 Mario Guilombo

Nov 22, 2017

Excellent course

创建者 ISABELLA GURISATTI BARRETO

Oct 28, 2017

Excelent!!! I love to understand the NPO and how they are govern. Also the types of NPO and the challenges that Board of Directors face.

Also, I have to said that this course was no too much time demanding, really good to me as I am a Full time employee.

创建者 Juan Antonio Carvajal-Salazar

Jun 12, 2017

I made an excellent choice by taking this course while planning and running my own project on Nonprofit entrepreneurship

创建者 Jordi Pinillos

Jun 09, 2017

Very insightful. Examples and issues discussed match situations faced in real boards.

创建者 Regina Leichner

Jun 05, 2017

Great readings and course material

创建者 gassim kalil

Dec 04, 2016

it is very beneficial courses i will do hard to get benefits

创建者 Lim Shi Yi Claudia

Nov 21, 2016

Teacher was organised and coherent, lectures was clearly planned. Students however didn't seem particularly engaged with wide variance in understanding.