Non-Profit Organizational Development Graduate Certificate
This 18-credit, 6-course certificate program is designed for professionals leaders in the not for profit community. The needs for non-profit organizations vary from those of the private sector, and this certificate explores those areas that are unique to non-profit organizations and provides theoretical and applied practice on how these organizations operate. These credits can also be applied to the Master of Administrative Science degree program.
Choose six courses from the following:
- MADS 6606 Administrative Leadership in Complex Organizations
- MADS 6608 Organizational Communication & Conflict Resolution
- MADS 6613 Marketing of Public, Not-for-Profit & Private Organizations
- MADS 6616 Grant Writing and Administration [National Guard Bureau Approved Online Course]
- MADS 6618 Leadership Plus [National Guard Bureau Approved Online Course]
- MADS 6628 Building Strategic Partnerships [National Guard Bureau Approved Online Course]
- MADS 6629 Planning and Program Development
- MADS 6631 Advanced Fundraising Practices
- MADS 6632 Technology Applications
- MADS 6645 Marketing Social Change
- MADS 6661 Managing Organizational Change
- MADS 6662 Customer Service
- MADS 6675 Optimum Leadership
- MADS 6763 Grants and Sponsored Projects Operations
- MADS 6781 Social Media Marketing
MADS6606 Analysis of leadership behavior and administrative activities. Examination of major theories of leadership and motivation, including trait, behavioral, situational and power-influence leadership theories and acognitive and cognitive motivational principles for various levels of the formal organization.
MADS6608 Theories and models of communications and communications media: barriers to effective communication and techniques for improving interpersonal, group and organizational communications. Sources of conflict at the individual, group and organizational levels: methods of conflict management and resolution.
MADS6613 Course examines marketing concepts relevant to public, private and not-for-profit organizations that will enable administrators to match goals, strengths and resources of an organization with the needs, wants and opportunities in the public sector.
MADS6616 This course provides students with an understanding of the process of writing successful grant proposals, including responding to the Request for Proposal, letter proposals, defining needs, methodology, time lines and budget. Learn the elements of preparing a winning proposal that can secure funding for major public sector initiatives. Students will prepare and submit a full grant proposal relevant to their organizations.
MADS6618 Master the best principles practiced by great leaders of past and present. Topics include creative and innovative thinking, super-conscious mental laws, the constant pursuit of professionalism, craftsman-like dedication to quality, building effective self-directed teams, creating an energized workplace, the characteristics of effective learning organizations, capitalizing on leverage and the art of identifying and designing a shared destiny.
MADS6628 Building strategic partnerships is key to organizational survival and success. The course will use case studies to explore the principles, approaches and motivations behind some of the most noteworthy collaborations forged by private and not-for-profit leaders.
MADS6629 Effective program development requires a clearly stated purpose of what your organization is trying to achieve, compelling evidence that demonstrates the importance of that need, and a well-reasoned plan that outlines how an organization will meet this need in a cost-effective manner. This course will explore how to turn an idea into a feasible project that merits funding. Students will learn the skills and strategies needed to assess need, plan for and design programs and services that solve problems and improve the community by evaluating internal and external readiness, identifying trends and organizing and managing information. Valuable on-line resources will be explored, zeroing in on the top Internet sites for research, reference, and continued learning.
MADS6631 This course is designed to provide an in-depth study of comprehensive fundraising planning. The course will focus on management issues including assessing organizational readiness, strategic approaches to the development process and evaluating results. The course will also provide students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge with regard to prospect research and cultivation, planned giving, corporate philanthropy and cause related marketing.
MADS6632 Learn to develop an approach to technology that best serves the needs of your organization. This course will provide an overview of how to plan for technology including website development, online marketing, data base management, finance and accounting and working with consultants.
MADS6645 Fundamental marketing concepts are applied to health and human services issues as a means to bring about social change. Attention is given to understanding the needs, wants and perception of the consumer in developing a social marketing plan, implementing it and evaluating its impact.
MADS6661 This course provides an overview of the principles of organizational change in order to develop the knowledge skills and abilities to design and/or oversee basic change efforts, understand the change process along with the tools to conduct basic change efforts. The ability to change vs. essential for health individual and organizational growth and development, but change is often resisted for a variety of reasons.
MADS6662 Learn how to connect an organization with customers and to train and develop your staff and customers for a shared-learning environment for customer-focused action. Communicate effectively through newsletters, surveys, instructor outreach meetings, videos, press conferences, seminars, internet, e-mail and telephone. Exceed expectations through quality service, gaining trust and building a loyal customer base and civil coalition for a long term, satisfying and productive leadership.
MADS6675 This course will explore major theories and practices of scholars and philosophers with a focus on the tools and knowledge necessary for 21st-century leadership development. Principles will be extracted from major contributors in the field, including Drucker, Bennis, Burns, Heifetz, Zenger, Folkman, Kanter, Gardner, Pouzes, Vaill, Greenleaf, Kellerman, Lipmann-Bluman, Goleman, and others.
MADS6763 Receipt of a grant or funded project requires a solid foundation of concepts, methods, and requirements necessary to administer the enterprise. This course will cover the steps involved in setting up a grants management system, managing documentation in line with compliance obligations, ensuring due diligence, reporting properly, and utilizing best practices in implementing and completing the project as planned.
MADS6781 Social Media has become a necessary component of leading digital marketing programs. This course explains how to use social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook, blogs, YouTube, message boards and other social media to understand what customers are saying, More importantly, this course helps you to act on that knowledge with smarter digital campaigns in social media and elsewhere that show provable return on investment.