Preparing future leaders for the nonprofit workforce.
UND is proud to offer the only Nonprofit Leadership minor in the region. Regardless
of your career, every organization needs people who can build teams, communicate effectively
with others and lead in a practical, sustainable way.
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Why minor in Nonprofit Leadership?
The Nonprofit Leadership program at UND is a multidisciplinary program geared toward
students who want to acquire skills and enhance their qualifications for service in
the nonprofit sector.
In the program, you'll developing a deep understanding of nonprofit organizations,
the role of meeting human needs and the diversity of groups in society. You'll gain
this knowledge through coursework as well as hands-on learning through service work
in the community and internships with nonprofit organizations.
This minor is open to anyone and pairs well with majors such as:
Employers rank leadership among the most desirable qualities in job candidates — and
one of the hardest traits to identify. UND graduates have gone on to work in a variety
of organizations within the social sector.
Nonprofit Leadership Minor Courses
POLS 200. Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector. 3 Credits.
Historically, nonprofit institutions have filled the gaps in commerce left by government and the for-profit organizations, with the intention of serving populations with special needs. The range of nonprofit services are far reaching, serving groups with diverse public purpose such as charitable organizations, religious institutions, museums, professional associations, and philanthropic foundations. This course will introduce and examine how nonprofits operate, the various roles they play on the local, national, and international levels, and the structures and processes of organizational governance. The course will utilize readings, class discussion, and written assignments to expand awareness of the scope and number of nonprofits in the US, examine the inner working of the nonprofit sector, and give the student a foundation for further study of these topics. The College of Arts and Sciences is deleting the course from their curriculum independently of this action. F,S.
POLS 361. Nonprofit Management (Undergrad). 3 Credits.
This course is an overview of the management of nonprofit organizations. Content includes the history and legal foundation of nonprofits, leadership, marketing, management of employees and volunteers, and operations management. F, even years.
POLS 450. Capstone Experience and Development. 3 Credits.
The capstone experience and development is intended to serve as a culminating experience in the Nonprofit Leadership Program. The course encourages students to draw on courses and co-curricular experiences throughout the curriculum to create and develop a portfolio. This course will prepare students to use skills they have developed through the program to develop a community project that addresses social issues within our community. At the conclusion of this course, students with have demonstrated skills commensurate with the core competencies and displayed a level of knowledge necessary for effectively managing a nonprofit organization as a competent leaders. Prerequisite: POLS 200. S.
A&S 497. Internship. 1-4 Credits.
This internship is a short-term work experience emphasizing hands-on learning that is not covered by regular departmental offerings. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to 12.00 credits. F,S,SS.
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