Students seeking a broad introductory overview of non-profit management — from historical and legal origins, relationships to government, organizational structure, strategic planning, fundraising and communications, and modes of leadership — will want to enroll in MLD-802M: Nonprofit Management and Leadership with Arthur Brooks. As President for 11 years of the American Enterprise Institute, and, before that, as a scholar of the non-profit sector at The Maxwell School at Syracuse University, Brooks, now HKS Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership, is uniquely qualified to teach both the academic and practical concepts critical to future leaders of non-profit organizations.
His course is appropriate for students with interests ranging across the sector, from social services, to international aid, to the arts. Featuring guests like HKS pioneering scholar on Public Value, Mark Moore, former NAACP President & CEO Cornell William Brooks, now a professor at HKS, and social entrepreneur Dan Pallotta, this course will draw on proven frameworks and real world examples to provide students an intellectual and practical foundation for further coursework and careers in the sector.
Harvard student can view Arthur Brooks’s detailed Course Preview Video. In addition to his interest in non-profit management, Brooks writes, speaks, and podcasts on a wide range of topics. Find out more at his personal homepage arthurbrooks.com.
MLD-802M will be taught at HKS in the Fall 2020 semester. A complementary course in non-profit financial management MLD-427 Managing Financial Resources in Non Profit Organizations with James Honan is offered in the spring 2021 semester. Both courses may be taken for credit.
HKS also offers several other courses in the non-profit and social innovation areas:
MLD-830 Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Private and Social Sectors with Richard Cavanagh
MLD-831 Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Private and Social Sectors – Business Plan Workshop with Richard Cavanagh
MLD-836M Social Entrepreneurship/Social Enterprises 101: How to Go from Start-Up to End Up with James Bildner
MLD-840 Entrepreneurial Finance with Carl Byers
If you have any questions about this course, or any other in the MLD curriculum, email Greg Dorchak, MLD Area Administrator.