This course focuses on strategies for nonprofit organizations to develop good relations with all levels of government (municipal, provincial and federal) in both the bureaucratic and political spheres. You will examine how organizations with good relationships in the various levels of government can have an impact on legislation and policy development that can enhance the success of your organization. More importantly, you will gain an applied understanding of how to improve your advocacy skills, including advocacy concepts for grant writing and managing regulatory compliance.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of NPMA 1800 for the Fall 2022 term.
Tue Sep 06 - Sat Nov 26 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 36427
Class meeting times
|Sep 06 - Nov 26||N/A||N/A||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery format.
Please note that the lecture component for this course is asynchronous, not requiring you to meet each and every week at a specific time, however, there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more if it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the three levels of government and explain their respective scope of authority and responsibility in Canada.
- Explain how government support leverages private support and vice versa in terms of funding to nonprofit organizations.
- Define important criteria for hiring a government relations consultant.
- Describe the importance of advocacy to non-for-profit organizations.
- Explain strategies for persuading others and gaining support for your organization’s mission at all levels of governments to enhance your organizational mission.
- Develop a strategic plan for your organization to establish influential contacts in both the bureaucratic and political spheres of the three levels of government.
Effective as of Fall 2016
Government Relations (NPMA 1800) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Business + Media
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