Tools for Managing Nonprofits: Compliance, Internal Controls and Ethics

PADM-GP.4142, 1.5 points.

Semester: Spring


This class will prepare the future nonprofit manager to lead a legally compliant and ethical organization. As regulators, public funders and private donors increasingly expect the organizations they support to operate with the highest standards, managers need to understand the risks and punishments for failing in this critical management function. This is especially true in the present climate where scandals in the public, nonprofit and for profit sectors have heightened awareness and expectations for transparent and competence management.

Using readings and case studies students will gain an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment of the nonprofit organization. They will learn how to design an agency corporate compliance program, write the policies and procedures of internalcontrols and the basics of risk management. Ethical behavior and creating an ethical corporate culture will be woven throughout the course content.



Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Spring 2014Julie AgrisSyllabus
Spring 2014Julie AgrisSyllabus
Spring 2013John DonnellanSyllabus
Spring 2012John DonnellanSyllabus
Spring 2011John DonnellanSyllabus
Spring 2009Paula WilsonSyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Spring 2015John DonnellanEvaluation
Spring 2014Julie AgrisEvaluation
Spring 2013John DonnellanEvaluation
Spring 2012Donnellan, JohnEvaluation
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