ORG612: Nonprofit Executive Leadership and Board Development
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This provides an overview of nonprofit executive leadership including organizational strategy, role of executive leadership/team, community building, organizational systems and running effective meetings. The course also focuses on nonprofit board developing and centers around a final project where the student creates a Nonprofit Board Manual that includes Board Member Orientation, Expectations, Board Policies and Organizational Background.
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Certification Credit
This course has been approved to count as 45 continuing education credits for Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Certification.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Develop an executive leadership training guide for potential executive leaders in your organization covering organizational strategy, role of executive leadership/team, community building, organizational systems and running effective meetings.
- Provide recommendations based on a Christian model for board leadership based on the unique needs of faith-based organizations.
- Write an executive summary of important aspects of executive leadership and running nonprofit and ministry boards.
- Evaluate an organization and board based on governance best practices and provide recommendations.
- Create a Nonprofit Board Manual that includes Board Member Orientation, Expectations, Board Policies and Organizational Background.
Degree Program Outcomes
Degree outcomes are the overall skills and knowledge we expect you will have after successfully completing a degree program at City Vision University. This course supports the following program outcomes, marked with an asterisk (*). After completing the degree, you will be able to do the following in each of the listed domains:
- Finance. Analyze the complexities of financial and administrative systems and apply that to make effective business decisions.*
- Innovation. Develop strategies and plans to effectively use technology and innovation to achieve organizational goals.
- Relational. Develop and implement human capital, talent management and general human resource plans sensitive to the dynamics of corporate human behavior in different cultural contexts.
- Values. To develop plans to achieve their own personal vocation and calling as well as bringing social change to the world in line with Christian values.
- Strategy. To develop a synthesis to integrate a wide range of business skills into a plan for starting or growing an organization.*
- Specialization. Demonstrate professional competencies in a specialty area appropriate for managerial roles in private industry, public sector institutions, and not-for-profit agencies.*
Students are required to purchase these texts before the first day of classes.
- BoardSource, Nonprofit Board Answer Book, 3rd edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011. ISBN: 1118096118
- Pearson, J., & Buford, B. (2011). Mastering the Management Buckets: 20 Critical Competencies for Leading Your Business or Non-Profit. Baker Books. ISBN: 0801018145.
Guidelines for Written Work
All written work must follow our Writing Format and Forum Requirements. You must read these to understand how to cite sources appropriately.
Critical Policies to Read for This Course
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This syllabus is subject to change without notice up until the first day of the semester. Last updated: February 3, 2023
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