PADMN 6550: Nonprofit /Non-governmental Organizations (3 credit hours)

Should be taken during the first or second semester of studyProvides an overview of the nonprofit sector in the U.S. and globally: its scope, structure, history, values, distinct contributions to society, place in the government service delivery systems in several countries, and selected public policy issues that affect it. Economic, political, social, organizational, and giving theories of the sector will be reviewed in order to help understand its existence, roles and activities. Includes community-based learning components to give students real-world experience with the nonprofit sector. 


“My experience in the University of Utah’s Executive MPA Program not only enabled me to take on new career assignments, but made me a more critical thinker, comprehensive strategist and stronger writer. The coursework was challenging and thought provoking throughout the program. I especially enjoyed Nancy Basinger’s class on Nonprofit/Non-governmental Organizations and the Capstone trip to Washington, D.C., where I later worked! Nancy’s experiences and instruction have prepared me for my current responsibilities in government relations and community outreach with a publicly traded company. I have a better understanding of compliance and governance that I wouldn’t have had in any other setting.”

                                                                                  Amanda Covington, Vice President, Communications and Government Relations, Vista Outdoor Inc.