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BUS-3400.LA: Nonprofit Program Design and Evaluation

At the heart of every nonprofit or nongovernmental organization is a program intended to serve some good purpose, whether to the benefit of society in general or, in some cases, the benefit of the members of the organization. But does it? Does the program in fact serve the organization’s stated mission? This is the question of “mission alignment,” one of three major areas of inquiry we will pursue. We will explore how nonprofits address or ignore this fundamental issue as they design, operate, and sometimes close programs. Related to this question is one of efficacy. The program may be aligned to the mission of the organization but is it being effective - and efficient - in fulfilling its stated purpose? This is the fundamental question of “program evaluation” and we will explore this subject also, examining how program evaluation is done. Between these two ends lies the area of program design. What does one need to do in order to arrive at the desired result? This basic question will be our third area of inquiry.
Min. Credits: 3.0 Max Credits: 4.0
Credit Basis: Quarter credit
Location(s): Antioch Univ Los Angeles
Method(s): Classroom
Course Type Liberal & Disciplinary Studies



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