Nonprofit Mgmt is a major that leads students into the world of what are called "Non-Profit" Organizations, like the Red Cross, Green Peace, Habitat for Humanity and the Lumina Foundation are all different forms of "Charitable nonprofits. They generate much of their revenue from grants, charitable contributions, and performing services for governments. Charitable nonprofits are mission-based corporations, formed to benefit the public. There are 10's of thousands of NPOs' nationally that all hire managers and administrators to lead them. The Nonprofit Management major is one of the fastest growing areas of study right now due to the rise in the number of NPOs.
"The undergraduate program at Rutgers SPAA is designed to prepare students for lives and careers in public service and civic engagement. The program, which is rooted in the concept of experiential learning, is not solely focused on public and nonprofit administration. Rather, the curriculum is designed to provide students with hands-on-educational experiences that allow them to broaden and enhance the spirit of service which may already be present within."
(Provided By: Rutgers University)
"All nonprofit leadership and management majors are required to complete an academic internship. This experience not only assists students with summer and part-time opportunities, but also often leads to full-time positions upon graduation. The nonprofit leadership and management service learning opportunities consistently provide the foundation for the experience sought by today’s employers."
(Provided By: High Point University)
"Coursework in political science, business, and economics provide a strong foundation for your studies, focused on developing analytical, communications, policy and management knowledge and skills. Electives in psychology, sociology, and public health allow you to tailor your curriculum to career interests."
(Provided By: Baldwin Wallace University)
"You’ll also get first-hand experience working with a nonprofit organization through your required internship course"..."after completing your coursework, you’ll be prepared to pursue a national credential in nonprofit leadership and management from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and a certificate in fundraising from the Association of Fundraising Professionals."
(Provided By: The University of Central Florida)
"A nonprofit organization is any group that is mission-driven rather than profit-driven. There is an increasing need for qualified nonprofit professionals to effectively manage the business and financial affairs of these organizations. Nonprofit management is remarkable for both its similarities to and differences from traditional business management."
(Provided By: Mississippi University for Women)
"The management and funding structures of the nonprofit sector offer unique challenges. Not only must the nonprofit manager deal with the same organizational, personnel, financial, marketing, operations, and leadership issues as any for-profit organization, but they must also deal with unique characteristics such as resource development, governance, management of volunteers, and social entrepreneurship."
(Provided By: Colorado Christian University)
"The nonprofit sector in the U.S. is a major economic engine, employing 10% of our workforce. From serving youth and the aging to preserving wildlife and the arts, this network of social-impact organizations provides essential services not filled by the government or for-profit sector."
(Provided By: North Park University)