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BUS-3240: Social Change and the Nonprofit Sector

Those possessed with a passion to make the world a better place will often envision starting a movement, or strengthening or reviving one that already exists. The instrumentality of social change, however, is normally neither an individual actor nor some loose association of like-minded individuals. In the course of US history, it has often been and continues to be the collective agency of a nonprofit organization. A survey of the history of civil society in the United States shows that nonprofits have formed coalitions to spawn movements of social change and, conversely, that significant cultural and economic institutions have been born of such movements. From the Abolitionist Movement that spawned abolitionist societies in the nineteenth century to the LGBT organizations that produced recent changes in marriage laws, the synergy between social change movements and nonprofit organizations has been a constant of American history. This course examines both historical dynamics in the interest of equipping present and future builders of movements and institutions with the knowledge of the forces that can support, grow, degrade, or destroy their efforts.
Min. Credits: 3.0 Max Credits: 4.0
Credit Basis: Quarter credit
Location(s): Antioch Univ Los Angeles,Antioch Univ Seattle
Method(s): Classroom
Course Type Liberal & Disciplinary Studies



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