NPNG-Nonprofit & Nongovernmental Organizations

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NPNG 2033. Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management I.3 Credit Hours.

A comprehensive overview of the nonprofit sector, its characteristics, and how to manage a nonprofit organization. Examines a wide range of management issues today's nonprofits face in pursuing their missions and daily operations. (F, Sp)

NPNG 3033. Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management II.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: NPNG 2033 and junior standing or permission of department. A more detailed look at how to manage or govern a well-run nonprofit organization efficiently. Combines academic theory with real-life experience, equipping students with the tools required to effectively lead a nonprofit organization. (F, Sp)

NPNG 3193. Nonprofits and Government.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with P SC 3193) Prerequisite: NPNG 2033 and junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines nonprofit-government relationships in addressing societal problems. The nonprofit sector and government closely interact with each other in the realms of public policy and service delivery. Nonprofit roles in the domain of service delivery have intensified in recent years and thus triggered numerous research interests in academic and practical concerns for both government and nonprofit organizations. (Sp)

NPNG 3593. Nongovernmental Organizations.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with P SC 3593) Prerequisite: P SC 1113 and junior standing or permission of instructor. Provides an understanding of the political role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in global as well as local politics. Introduces practical knowledge about the activities of NGOs in various policy fields. Provides information about transnational advocacy, nongovernmental networks, agenda setting, civil society mobilization, and contentious politics. (Irreg.)

NPNG 3761. Event Planning.1 Credit Hour.

(Crosslisted with P SC 3761) Prerequisite: P SC 1113 or junior standing. Covers the basic techniques and processes behind event planning and management. A hands-on course giving students the opportunity to pitch event ideas to the class. Event management and planning will delve deeper into the process that surround events: budgeting, venue choices, fundraising, etc. (Irreg.)

NPNG 3771. Issue Advocacy.1 Credit Hour.

(Crosslisted with P SC 3771) Prerequisite: P SC 1113 or junior standing. Designed to provide a practical application of the theories and concepts acquired in the study of political science and public administration. How to be effective advocates at all levels of government for the issues and ideas they seek to see implemented in public policy will be learned. (Irreg.)

NPNG 3781. Tracking Legislation.1 Credit Hour.

(Crosslisted with P SC 3781) Prerequisite: P SC 1113 or junior standing. Designed to provide a practical application of the theories and concepts acquired in the study of political science and public administration. How to read and track legislation in the State of Oklahoma will be learned. Additionally, students will learn the inner workings of state government from a legislative perspective. (Irreg.)

NPNG 3791. Social Media Strategies for Public and Nonprofit Organizations.1 Credit Hour.

(Crosslisted with P SC 3791) Prerequisite: P SC 1113 or junior standing. Designed to offer an overview of the social media field as it pertains to nonprofits and public organizations.

NPNG 3910. Nonprofit Internship.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: junior standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Interns observe and participate in functions, processes and actions of nonprofit organizations. This experience can enhance a student's knowledge of the requirements, benefits and lessons of working in the public or non-profit sector. (F, Sp, Su)

NPNG 4033. Leadership & Planning.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: NPNG 3033 or permission of instructor. A continuation of nonprofit organization management, with emphasis on board members, volunteers, paid staff, accountability, interactions, risk management, finances, and trending. (Sp)

NPNG 4203. Fundraising and Philanthropy.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: NPNG 2033 and senior standing or permission of instructor. Provides a comprehensive overview for those interested in entering the fundraising field or learning more about methods, technology and concepts in the development area of the nonprofit sector. The sources of funding and how to apply fundraising strategies will be studied. (Irreg.)

NPNG 4243. Grants and Contracts.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with P SC 4342) Prerequisite: P Sc 1113 and junior standing or permission of instructor. Provides the necessary background to apply project management and development skills to the process of writing grant and contract proposals for public affairs organizations. Topics will include: needs assessment, searching for funding, budget development, and project evaluation. (Irreg.)

NPNG 4303. Communications and Public Relations in Nonprofit Organizations.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: NPNG 2033 and senior standing or permission of instructor. Provides students with the concepts and tools to conduct research and analyses, identify and evaluate target markets, explore opportunities to effectively communicate with new clients, donors and volunteers, and design effective web-based and social media tactic as part of an integrated marketing and communication strategy will be learned. (F)

NPNG 4503. Program Evaluation for Nonprofits.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: NPNG 2033 and senior standing or permission of instructor. Intended to provide an appreciation of the contributions and limitations of program evaluation and the basic skills needed to conduct evaluations. Emphasis will be given to coping with the conceptual, methodological, organizational, political, and ethical problems that face evaluators. The various tasks facing evaluators, from developing questions to presenting data, will be discussed. (Irreg.)

NPNG 5033. Nonprofits: The Sector and The System.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Understanding the relationship between government and nonprofits is fundamental for the survival of the sector. Nonprofits implement public policy, receive government funding, respond to natural disasters, and help form legislation. The course includes an examination of broad theoretical, empirical and practical spectrum of nonprofit-public collaborations, conflicts, and resultant policy implications. (Irreg.)

NPNG 5413. Nonprofit Law and Policy.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Examines how policy influences nonprofits and how nonprofits impact policy. It will address the role of nonprofits in public policy and how laws shape nonprofit involvement by reviewing state and federal policy including legal forms, fundraising regulations, and employee compensation. Students will gain an understanding of nonprofit activities within a basic legal framework. (Irreg.)

NPNG 5701. Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantmaking.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Assists students in securing resources for nonprofits by understanding techniques for fundraising, conducting prospect research, practicing appropriate stewardship, leading campaigns for various types of giving, writing grants, utilizing technology to facilitate resource development, and implementing creative approaches to fundraising. (Irreg.)

NPNG 5711. Nonprofit Financial Management.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Introduces financial concepts required for effective management of nonprofit organizations. Offers an opportunity to learn about nonprofit accounting, budget management, financial planning, tax issues, grant compliance, audits, cash flow management, and capital financing. (Irreg.)

NPNG 5721. Nonprofit Human Resources.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Focuses on the knowledge and skills required by those who manage personnel. The course provides a solid base to understanding human resource management and applying that to work-life situations for those considering a career in management. Also investigates the essential concepts and federal laws that shaped human resource management. (Irreg.)