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NPMA 1800 - Government Relations

Non-profit Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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Course Details

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.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$502.97

Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 36427

Mon Sep 07 - Sat Nov 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Nov 28 Online Online Delivery

Instructor

Oliver Hamilton

Course Outline

Cost

$502.97

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Students are permitted to register up until the end of the first week without approval. This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. 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 courses, plan to spend 6-12 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1, depending on the course you are registered in. This course is paced and highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. Frequent contributions to asynchronous (not real-time) online discussions are required to achieve a passing final grade. You must have an email address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

NPMA 1800 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Marketing Management - Fundraising Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate
  2. Nonprofit Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate

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