ES 516: Nonprofit Leadership & Management


68883 (for web registration)




Steven Chase






Summer 2010

Meeting Schedule:



Competency Areas: EAO – Required; CB, EE, Cert, IND & RMC – Elective
Required of and restricted to Environmental Advocacy and Organizing students from April 14 – 28. Open to all students on April 29. This is an on-line course.

Just as the human body requires healthy organs to function well, a social movement requires well-run organizations. To become effective organizational leaders, people need to develop self-awareness, a healthy and balanced approach to life and work, good listening and communication skills, a keen understanding of group dynamics, and the ability to facilitate productive meetings. Organizational leaders also need to be visionaries who can manage time, money, emotions, and other people competently. This course will focus on such skills and explore how they can be combined to improve our personal effectiveness in creating growing, healthy, and successful nonprofit organizations. This class is an online reading/discussion course that also includes personal assessment assignments, a research paper, learning how to use organizational relationship software, and a hands-on service learning project doing organizational evaluation research for an nonprofit organization of the student’s choice. This is an online course requiring weekly student work and interaction work from June 1 to August 15. Students will gain the greatest benefit if this course is taken concurrently with a summer practicum.