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.
Students are allowed 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, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 7-10 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are 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.
Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start
date. Check your myBCIT email account to
access this information.
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
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