Nonprofits, NGOs, and Philanthropy

Course Syllabus Focus

Social Sector

Course Syllabus Institution

Princeton University
Katz, Stanley

This course examines policy issues at international, national, and local levels. It attempts to provide groundwork approaches to nonprofits, NGOs, and philanthropy. The emphasis is on how philanthropy, nonprofit, and NGO sectors operate, their niche alongside private and public sectors, revenue sources, impact on society, and converse effects of society and its institutions; the policy making process. We will explore the impact of reliance on government or overseas support for Third World NGOs; faith-based service provisions; accountability and transparency; advocacy; and government regulations.

Blog Posts

American Democracy: Time for Intensive Care

February 15, 2017

The head of the Hewlett Foundation provides a tour d’horizon of American political dysfunction — and envisions a long and difficult therapy to bring it back to health. 


Oct 05

Rip Rapson
President and CEO
The Kresge Foundation