Crowell School of Business
Introduction to Non-Profit Management
An overview of selected principles of business strategies applied to the non-profit sector.
Introduction to Non-Profit Management
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Overview

This course provides an introduction to selected principles of business strategies applied to the non-profit sector. The goal is for you to be able to finish the course with a set of questions that you can use to examine the effectiveness of a non-profit organization in particular areas. The videos feature the teaching of Professor Les Harman from Biola University’s Crowell School of Business.

This course is designed for anyone leading, managing, or starting a non-profit organization (including a church), or anyone who interacts with the leaders of a non-profit organization.

To get the most out of this course, select a particular non-profit organization that you interact with, and keep that organization in mind as you go through the lessons. It can be any non-profit organization, such as a foundation, a church (or church group), or a social organization.

Each lesson features:

  • Videos that introduce the key ideas of each lesson
  • A reflection question to help you dig deeper into the lesson’s topic
  • An application exercise to help you connect what you learned with the non-profit organization you selected
What You Earn
Instructor
Les Harman
Crowell School of Business

Biola University's Crowell School of Business offers undergraduate, graduate and degree completion students a premier business education taught by experienced, professional faculty. While providing excellent academic preparation, Crowell takes learning beyond the classroom — teaching you to broaden your perspectives and bring important wisdom and expertise into your workplace.

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Syllabus

Lesson Introduction:The essence of each...
Overview
Select Your Non-Profit Organization
Reflection
Assessing the Mission Statement
Video
Reflection: The Mission Statement
Reflection
Application: The Mission Statement
Reflection
Lesson Introduction:How do you know if your...
Overview
Three Ways to Measure Success
Video
Reflection: Success Measurements
Reflection
Application: Success Measurements
Reflection
Lesson Introduction:What if your organization...
Overview
Alumni
Video
Reflection: Use of Alumni
Reflection
Application: Use of Alumni
Reflection
Lesson Introduction:Volunteers are very...
Overview
Volunteers
Video
Reflection: Your Volunteer Experience
Reflection
Application: Use of Volunteers
Reflection
Lesson Introduction:The term "Board of...
Overview
Board of Directors
Video
Reflection: Board of Directors
Reflection
Application: Board of Directors
Reflection
Lesson Introduction:As you close this course,...
Overview
Your Set of Questions
Reflection
Recommended Resources
Misc
Course Evaluation
Misc

Course FAQ

Each lesson is designed to take approximately 1 hour, depending on how deeply you engage the reflection and application questions. Since this is a self-paced course, the time it will take you to complete it will depend on the speed with which you want to progress through the course.

No. The course contains everything you need to successfully complete the course. There are resources recommended at the end of the course that you are free to purchase if you wish to pursue further study on the course topic.

Since this course is designed as a completely self-paced experience, you will not have any interaction with the professor during the course.