Course description

Explore the significant contribution non-profit organizations make to our communities and economy. Review the history, magnitude, issues, trends and challenges that affect the sector, with emphasis on leadership and management skills.

Learner outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Enhance their knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit sector in Canada including its breadth, diversity, challenges, constituents, and contributions to individuals, communities, and beyond;
  • Gain a general understanding of the types of legislation and regulations that affect nonprofit organizations including nonprofit organizations that are also registered charities;
  • Convey how nonprofit organizations can demonstrate effectiveness to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Raise their awareness of the variety of resources required to successfully manage a nonprofit organization with a focus on revenue, sustainability, and human resources including volunteers;
  • Identify the management and leadership competencies required to successfully manage their own nonprofit organization if they already work in the sector, or for those who do not work in the sector, an organization they will come to know during the course;
  • Understand the role of non-profit Boards and the relationship to the manager;
  • Describe some of the factors and influences that challenge nonprofit leadership; 
  • Put into words the participant’s own personal philosophy of effective leadership in a nonprofit organization

Applies towards:

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Section title
Introduction to Nonprofit Management
ON - Online
Sep 09, 2024 to Oct 07, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery options
Course Fee(s)
TXMO non-credit $429.00
Section Notes

•   This is an online, asynchronous course; it is not an independent study course. There are set due dates for graded and non-graded assessments and students are required to actively participate throughout the course via discussion and other activities. 

•   Before your course begins, ensure your MyMRU account is activated. Step-by-step instructions for account activation can be found here. Once you have activated your account and have your MyMRU login information, you can log into your MRU Google account using your @mtroyal.ca email address and set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Help with your Google account can be found here, and help setting up MFA can be found here.

•   Course content will be available on the D2L Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) 3 days prior to the start date of your course. You must be logged in to your MRU Gmail account to access D2L Brightspace. Your instructor will be available on the course start date.

•  Review our Student Information site for additional information about forms and policies, campus maps, parking information, technical support, and more.

•  For questions about this course or other information, contact cebusiness@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.6861 / 1.888.392.3655 toll-free.

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