Running a nonprofit organization requires many of the same challenges and responsibilities as any for-profit business or government agency: leadership skills, strategic planning, and a keen eye on the annual budget. However, the differences between the sectors are both subtle and profound. The nonprofit organization management major will point out that the differences lie beyond the bottom line and speak to a greater sense of community awareness, social responsibility, and the desire to serve others.
Lakeland’s nonprofit organization management curriculum teaches its students the most important management, financial, and marketing principles and theories that help any organization to thrive. But its courses primarily focus on the practical and motivational uniqueness of our country’s growing nonprofit sector—a sector that serves our youth, our families, and our society.
Students who major in Nonprofit Organization Management will be able to:
- conduct marketing and evaluation research appropriate to nonprofit organizations, including statistical evaluation of the findings from quantitative measures;
- analyze social theories relevant to the function of nonprofit organizations; and
- make both ethically and economically sound decisions based on an understanding of the role of nonprofit organizations within the community.
Professors: Don Francis and Alan Mock
Associate Professor: Christopher D. Moore
CoursesNonprofit Organization Management