Nonprofit Leadership, Global Cultures, and Social Enterprise Courses

All courses in the GNL curriculum are fully online, asynchronous, and credit bearing. You will interact with faculty and peers throughout the 5-week session. Courses begin in September, January, or May.

REL 817 Religion, Cultural Knowledge, and Nonprofits

Religious and cultural dimensions of the philanthropic sector in the U.S. and internationally. Development and continuity of nonprofits in global civil society. Charitable organizations in theory and practice with case studies.

REL 818 Global Religions, NGOs, and Social Change

Examines the role of faith-based organizations in the international non-profit landscape.

GNL 821 Values and Ethics in Applied Leadership

Values and ethics in organizational leadership. Development and continuity of models of ethical leadership in nonprofit context. Values, ethics, and leadership in theory and practice in case studies.

GNL 822 Cross Cultural Dialogue and Collaboration

Examines modes of dialogue across human cultures, including models of inter-religious understanding.

GNL 823 Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Religion

Social entrepreneurship and enterprise in the U.S. and internationally in a religious context. Development and continuity of social enterprises in the context of nonprofit religious organizations and leadership.

GNL 824 Social Entrepreneurship and Religion: Case Studies

Case studies in entrepreneurship in a religious context. Innovation in theory and practice with case studies. Social entrepreneurship and enterprise in the U.S. and internationally. Development and continuity of social enterprises in the context of nonprofit religious organizations and leadership.

GNL 825 Creativity in Organizations

Creativity to maximize resources and engage with complex social problems. Exploration of innovation and creative solutions to expand both social impact and organizational management.

GNL 827 Nonprofit Institutions and Civil Society in a Global Context

Engaging in comparative analysis of nonprofit institutions that make up global civil society. Various theories of how socio-economic forces cause the formation of non-state, non-business organizations to exist. Examine research, data and working papers that underlie criteria for identifying and describing nonprofit institutions and civil society in any country.

GNL 828 Nonprofit Governance

Examine governance and strategic leadership of nonprofit organizations. Gain an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment for the charitable nonprofit in the United States and the governance practices of the board and executive staff which provides leadership of the organization. Examine how organizational direction, policy and strategy can be optimized and what meaningful oversight and monitoring of performance looks like.

GNL 829 Nonprofits and the Legal Environment

Nonprofit and NGO national and international legal contexts. Nonprofit legal responsibilities and challenges in global religious and cultural contexts. Nonprofit legal and regulatory environments both national and international. Religious and cultural complications in a legal context.

GNL 830 Nonprofit and NGO Marketing and Fundraising

Nonprofit development. Nonprofit and NGO marketing and fundraising in national and international contexts. Strategies and approaches to marketing, fundraising and developmental issues and initiatives.

GNL 831 Grant-writing for Nonprofits

Specific legal and practical requirements and limitations connected to grants and nonprofits. Concrete tools and methods for both applying key funding research tools and recognizing factors contributing to successful funding efforts, including how grant narrative elements can influence funders’ decisions.

GNL 832 Project Management Principles for Nonprofits

Management of projects in the nonprofit sector. Management of project lifecycle, time, quality, and costs. Project management tools and processes for efficient planning and implementation.

GNL 855 Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning for Nonprofits

Concepts, theories, and tools for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning. Strategies and techniques for designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans. Fundamentals of project learning tools and ethical guidelines for data collection and reporting.