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Course 2017-2018 a.y.

30440 - NONPROFITS AND PHILANTHROPY


CLEAM - CLEF - CLEACC - BESS-CLES - WBB - BIEF - BIEM - BIG
Department of Social and Political Sciences

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) - BIG (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.
  • Critical issues: 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
For attending students
• Partial exam (written): 35 %.
• Final exam (written): 35%.
• Assignment & Presentation: 30 %.
Attendance is valid for all exam sessions of the academic year.

For non attending students
• Written exam on the whole textbook.

Textbooks
For attending students
  • Reading materials will be available online by the beginning of the course.

For non attending students
  • H. ANHEIER, Nonprofit Management: Theory, Management, Policy, Routledge, 2014, 2nd edition.

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