Leading Nonprofits

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Course Number: 
GAFL 549

Course Section:



  • Executive MPA

Course Type: 

  • Elective



  • Spring 2020

Course Format:

Hybrid (on-campus and online)
On-Campus Day(s): 
On-Campus Time(s): 

Spring 2020 on-campus meetings will be held on the following Fridays from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. (break for lunch from 1 - 2): January 17, February 21, March 27, and April 24. Class will meet online on Monday evenings from 7:45 - 8:45 p.m.

On-Campus Location:

Online Day(s): 
Online Time: 
7:45 - 8:45 p.m.
Course Description: 

Leading Nonprofit Organizations is designed for those interested in leading and managing a nonprofit organization. It takes a practitioners perspective on strategic realities of modern practice. Each section will seek to rapidly orient a new manager to the complexities, strategic issues, & politics. The course is taught through a combination of theory and practice using selected readings, lectures, guest presentations, group activities (Mock senior staff discussions) and field assignments (pairing with area nonprofit leader and attendance at one of the organizations' board meetings.)

This is a "hybrid" course, with synchronous, online meetings and once-monthly,on-campus meetings in Philadelphia, PA. Also, please note there is an additional $150 online course fee.

Fels Institute of Government

The Fels Institute of Government
3814 Walnut St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 898-7326