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Course 2016-2017 a.y.

30440 - NONPROFITS AND PHILANTHROPY


CLEAM - CLEF - CLEACC - BESS-CLES - WBB - BIEF - BIEM

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLEAM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - CLEF (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - CLEACC (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - BESS-CLES (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - WBB (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - BIEF (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - BIEM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07)
Course Director:
ELISA RICCIUTI

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: ELISA RICCIUTI


Course Objectives
The fundamental management and policy issues related to the nonprofit sector represent the learning outcome of this course.
In particular, students are expected to gain:
  • Knowledge of the main features of the different nonprofit organizations at the global level.
  • Knowledge of main theories on nonprofits and philanthropy.
  • Ability to identify and cope with the most critical issues around nonprofit governance, management and evaluation.

Course Content Summary
Overview:
  • Why study nonprofit organizations today.
  • Nonprofit organizations: what they are and what they are not.
  • Global overview of nonprofit organizations: data and trends around the world.
Nonprofit actors and theories:
  • Actors of nonprofits: Foundations, Social enterprises, NGOs, Associations, Cooperatives and more.
  • Theories of nonprofits.
  • In perspective: new trends and approaches to the study of philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.
Governance:
  • Structures and roles.
  • The Achilles’ heels: accountability, legitimacy, responsibility, Conflict of Interests (case studies).
Management:
  • Structures and functions.
  • Critical functions: fundraising, HR management, network building, partnerships with the public and the profit sector and other functions (case studies).
Evaluation:
  • What is social impact.
  • The reasons, contents and methods of evaluation (case studies).

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
Attending students:
  • Partial exam (written): 40%
  • Final exam (written): 40%
  • Assignment & Presentation: 20%
Attendance is valid for all exam sessions of the academic year.
Non attending students:
  • Oral exam on the whole textbook.

Textbooks
Attending students:
  • Lecture notes + selected material
Non attending students:
  • Textbook: H. Anheier,  Nonprofit Management: Theory, Management, Policy, 2nd edition, 2014, Routledge.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites needed, but a strong interest and passion for civil society and its complexity.
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