Undergraduate Application for Fundamentals in Nonprofit Management
Students will master the fundamental elements of running a nonprofit agency. Topics include: Sustainable Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Authentic Marketing, Measuring Impact, Donor Fundraising, Grants and Earned Income, Financial Management for Nonprofits, Volunteer & Staff Management, and Boards and Governance.
The class will meet at the Marlboro College Graduate School in downtown Brattleboro on 10 Fridays during the term, each time from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Students will be assessed on the basis of three elements: (1) participation in the face-to-face workshops, (2) active engagement in ten time-limited online discussion forums, and (3) submission of a 3-5 page reflective essay synthesizing the knowledge gained in the workshop and other undergraduate coursework. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a professional development certificate in nonprofit management issued by the Marlboro College Graduate School, and will be better prepared to take a leadership role in any mission-driven organization.
Undergraduate enrollment in Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management will be capped at 4 students. Priority will be given to students for whom this could be a Plan course; sophomores or juniors; and students with experience working in the nonprofit sector.