Nonprofits and Government Organizations

This focus area includes courses that help students develop an understanding of the complex world of public service organizations and enhance the ability to navigate them by clarifying their institutional logics, constraints, core functions and critical tasks associated with their “public” nature. 

Foundational course:
PADM-GP 2109 - The Legal Context of Policy and Public Management
Broad legal frameworks and process shaping policymaking and administration of public service

Elective courses for going deep into the public nature of nonprofits:

PADM-GP 2125 - Foundations of Nonprofit Management
The nature and major trends of the nonprofit sector and its organizations in the US.

PADM-GP 2119 - Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
The application of marketing tools and results for successful marketing of cultural and nonprofit organizations.

PADM-GP 4133 - Online Engagement: Making Your Nonprofit Matter in the Digital Space
Integrated strategies to maximize online engagement in support of nonprofit mission 

PADM-GP 4109 - Leveraging Nonprofit Leadership for Organizational Success
Law and best practices to build, develop and sustain good board of directors 

PADM-GP 4126 - Leading Values-Based Culture in Nonprofit Organizations.
Developing a culture that aligns values and practice in nonprofit organizations 

PADM-GP 4137 - Communications and Branding for Nonprofits Basic familiarity with branding and strategic communications principles

PADM-GP 4131 - Fundamentals of Fundraising
Introductory course on ways to raise funds from government, individuals, foundations and corporations
 

Helping Nonprofits Create More Impact with Their Work 

As Co-Director of the Building Movement Project, alumnus Sean Thomas Breitfeld works to advance the potential for nonprofit organizations to have an impact in building movements for progressive social change.

Helping Nonprofits Create More Impact with Their Work 

As Co-Director of the Building Movement Project, alumnus Sean Thomas Breitfeld works to advance the potential for nonprofit organizations to have an impact in building movements for progressive social change.

More to Explore: Nonprofits and Government

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Faculty

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Thad Calabrese

Associate Professor of Public and Nonprofit Financial Management; Director of Finance Specialization
Alumni

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Arundathi Amirapu

Master of Urban Planning
Senior Planning Analyst
NYC Department of City Planning
Arundathi Amirapu