Summer (1st Session) 2007 Course Description

Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Section Title: Community Engagement and the Nonprofit Sector
Instructor(s): Sarah Rehnborg
Course: P A 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
(previously Seminar in Topics in Public Policy)
Unique Number: 96430
Day & Time: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Room: SRH 3.103
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This course fulfills requirements for the following specialization(s):

Description: Although the US did not invent the third sector, nor does it hold exclusive rights to the traditions of giving and serving, the strength of the sector, the depth and reach of its services, and the legal structures that enable US civil society are legendary.

Through reading materials, lectures, guest presentations and a possible site visit, students will explore the underpinnings of the nonprofit sector; the organizational structures and management concerns of nonprofit leaders; the role of foundations and charitable giving in supporting and facilitating service; the contributions of volunteers in governance, advocacy and direct service; and other topics germane to an exploration of civil society.

This course will be team taught by Rehnborg and Kouri (Executive Director of Greenlights for Nonprofit Success) and qualifies as a core course in the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies Portfolio Program. The course aims to achieve a balance between theoretical perspectives and practical tools useful for a professional career in the field. In addition, the class will host a few students participating in the RGK Center?s Summer Civil Society Institute.

This class fulfills a core requirement for the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies Portfolio program.

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