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The following are courses offered by the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program:

Selected Topics in Nonprofit Management and Leadership:
The Art & Craft of Grant Proposal Writing
This course is offered in the FALL semester
PPA 6501
ONLINE
Instructor: Glenda O'Neal
3 Credit Hours
Focused research and persuasive writing are essesntial to preparing successful grant
proposals for your organization, cause or project.  This course will guide participants
through prospect research and proposal development and will culminate in the writing
and revising of a real-life proposal. Elective Course for NPML certificate.
Leadership and Management in Nonprofit Organizations top
This course is offered in the FALL semester
PPA 6300 SOC WORK 6300, Pol Sci 6310
Wednesdays 6:55-9:35 p.m.
Instructor: Barbara Hosto-Marti 3 credit hours 
This course addresses the role and scope of the nonprofit sector in the United States, as well as the leadership and management of NPOs within that sector. Topics include the economic and political scope of the independent sector, the role of volunteerism in voluntary organization management and leadership include the dynamic functions and membership structure of NPOs, especially staff, board, and other volunteer relations; governance and management of NPOs; resource mobilization; and program development, management, and evaluation. 
Core Course for NPML certificate.
American Philanthropy and Nonprofit Resource Development top
This course is offered in the SPRING semester
PPA 6310  Same as SOC WORK 6310
Tuesdays, 6:55-9:35 p.m.
Instructors: Pat Rich 3 credit hours 
This course addresses the role and scope of philanthropy in the United States.
It further examines the contemporary philanthropic landscape, giving special
attention to charitable giving, both by institutions and individuals. This course
also studies the effective management of development programs within a 
nonprofit organization, including the role of development and its relationship to 
public relations, marketing, and other revenue-generating activities. It examines how
to plan and manage a fund development program and the ethical and legal issues in 
development. It includes studying various sources of funds, fund-raising programs
(e.g., annual giving), fund-raising vehicles (e.g., mail solicitations and grant
proposals), and the fund-raising process, from planning through donor relations and 
recognition. Core Course for NPML certificate.
Staff Management Issues in NPOs top

This course is generally offered in the SPRING and FALL semesters

PPA 6311 SOC WORK 6311

Thursdays, 6:55-9:35 p.m. (SPRING) (consult course schedule for specific dates)
OR
Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (FALL) (consult course schedule for specific dates)

Instructor: Jane Klieve 1 credit hour or 1.4 CEUs
This course addresses fundamentals of staff supervision, such as balancing 
supervisory processes with coaching and counseling; selecting, hiring, evaluating, 
and terminating staff; and legal considerations that affect these procedures; and 
effective team building. Materials for this course will be posted on MyGateway. 
Core Course for NPML certificate. 

Legal Issues in Governing and Managing NPOs top

This course is generally offered in the SPRING and FALL semesters
PPA 6312 SOC WORK 6312
Thursdays, 6:55-9:35 p.m. (SPRING) (consult course schedule for specific dates)
OR
Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (FALL) (consult course schedule for specific dates)
Instructor: Daniel Sise 1 credit hour
This course discusses the board as steward of the organization; director and
officer liability; tax laws concerning charitable giving; legal issues in managing
staff and volunteers (e.g., hiring, evaluating, and terminating employees); 
and the Missouri NPO law. Materials for this course will be posted on MyGateway. 
Core Course for NPML certificate.
 
Financial Issues in Managing NPOs top
This course is generally offered in the SPRING and FALL semesters
PPA 6313 SOC WORK 6313
Thursdays, 6:55-9:35 p.m. (SPRING) (consult course schedule for specific dates)
OR
Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (FALL) (consult course schedule for specific dates)
Instructor: Angie Fink (Spring) or Liz Arro (Fall) 1 credit hour
This course is intended for general staff and executives, as well as board members
of NPOs, who must understand and apply financial knowledge in their management
and governance roles. It will cover cash-flow analysis, budgeting, fund accounting,
cost accounting, and understanding financial statements, including balance sheets,
cash-flow statements, statements of activity, and operating and capital budgets.
Materials for this class are provided at the first session. 
Core Course for NPML certificate. 
 


Tuition for the above courses is based on the per-credit-hour rate for the 
current semester.

Schedule of classes for upcoming semester

Students may register for classes online, or go to the Registrar's Office at 269 Millennium Student Center (MSC).

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For more information, call the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program at (314) 516-6713

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