Nonprofit Leadership and Management

Description
The concentration in nonprofit leadership and management empowers students to positively impact the community in which they work. The nonprofit sector in the U.S. is unique in form and function, with more than 1.6 million organizations in the U.S. The concentration is ideal for students to pair with various disciplines such as business, communication, education, global studies, public affairs, religious studies, sustainability and others find this concentration a beneficial supplement to their existing program as many find their career pathways from their degree occur within nonprofit organization forms. Coursework introduces students to knowledge and skills for successful professional careers with nonprofit, social sector organizations that exist to improve the quality of life of communities.

This program affords students the opportunity to start their pursuit of the National Certified Nonprofit Professional credential awarded through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (formerly American Humanics, Inc.): https://www.nonprofitleadershipalliance.org/credential/. Students seeking more information about completing the CNP credential and requirements should refer to the school website.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours which must include 12 upper division hours to meet graduation requirements for this concentration
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Students must meet the curricular and co-curricular requirements if pursuing the CNP credential, see an advisor in the School of Community Resources and Development for details.
  • Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00 for all classes in the concentration.
  • Students must be a junior in order to take 400 level courses.
  • No double counting of courses for both a major and minor.

Required Core Courses -- 12 credit hours

NLM 220 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations (3)

NLM 300 Fund Raising and Resource Development (3)

NLM 310 Volunteer Management (3) (Pre-requisite: minimum 45 hours. Credit is allowed for only NLM or PRM 310)

NLM 430 Managing Nonprofit Organizations (L) (3) (Prerequisite(s): NLM 220 with C or better)

Elective Courses 6 credit hours (choose from either Block A or Block B)


Block A - choose this block if interested in the CNP credential -- 6 credit hours
Choosing Block A will help you earn the CNP credential. Please review https://www.certifiedtochangetheworld.org/ for more information.

NLM 320 Professional Development Seminar (4) (Notes: This seminar is one credit hour taken for four semesters.) (Pre-requisite: minimum 45 hours.)

NLM 420 Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Institute (2) (Pre-requisite: minimum 45 hours.) *Notes: Fall only

Block B - choose two courses if interested in concentration only, without CNP credential -- 6 credit hours

NLM 160 Voluntary Action and Community Leadership (SB) (3)

NLM 380 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (3) (Prerequisite(s): NLM 220 with a C or better)

NLM 435 Service Learning for Community Development (3) (Prerequisite(s): Minimum 45 hours. Credit is allowed for only CRD 435 or NLM 435)

PRM 145 Special Events Management (3)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Downtown Phoenix

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
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Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
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DARs Code

DARs Code

PPNLMEMPH

College/School

College/School

Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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