Theory and Practice in Grantmaking

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Charitable foundations are one of the most concentrated sources of social capital in American society, distributing almost $43 billion in 2007 to promote scientific, educational, cultural, religious, or other charitable purposes. While they represent only a small portion of charitable giving, their influence is far larger. Foundations shape the nonprofit sector, influencing both the strategies taken by their grantees and the management of their work.
Year: 
2010
Instructor: 
Franklin, Jason
Lyons, William J.

Nonprofit Management: Practices

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The nonprofit sector in the United States contains well over a million organizations and is growing rapidly. Nonprofits are an important part of our society, operate in many diverse areas of our economy, and are important for the initiation and implementation of many government programs and services. It has been recognized that one of the biggest issues facing the nonprofit sector today is the quality of management.

Year: 
2014
Instructor: 
Alaimo, Salvatore

Voluntarism and the Nonprofit Sector

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The nonprofit sector in the United States contains over a million organizations and is growing rapidly. Nonprofits are an important part of our society, operate in many diverse areas of our economy, and initiate and implement many government programs and services. Nonprofits are faced with a multitude of challenges, and the leaders of today’s nonprofits must be prepared to face a complex environment which is rapidly changing.   

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Year: 
2014
Instructor: 
Alaimo, Salvatore

Program Evaluation

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The increasing call for accountability and competition for resources has given the demonstration of the effectiveness of programs more importance, prominence and attention within the United States nonprofit sector.  It has become a major focus for nonprofit leaders, funders, accrediting organizations, board members, individual donors, the media and scholars, and it is clear the demand for program evaluation is growing. A byproduct of this demand is the increasing use of program evaluation as a management tool and component of organizational performance measurement. 

Instructor: 
Alaimo, Salvatore
Institution: 
Grand Valley State University
Year: 
2014

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