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NPMA 2611 - Human Resource Management in Nonprofit and Fundraising Organizations

Non-profit Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This course will introduce you to the basic principles of human resource (HR) management as they apply to the nonprofit and fundraising sector. You will have the opportunity to explore the role of an executive director in relation to human resource management through assignments and discussions.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the relationship of senior management in relation to an effective HR program for both paid staff and volunteers.
  • Illustrate the legal framework and laws that govern the employment relationship in these organizations.
  • Demonstrate ways management can create a culture of well-being.
  • Prepare recruitment and selection processes that are relevant for both paid staff and volunteers.
  • Prepare recruitment and selection processes that are relevant for both paid staff and volunteers.
  • Design a rewards and recognition program that is relevant for a nonprofit and/or fundraising organization.
  • Generate a performance management system.
  • Develop a policy to address the issue of progressive discipline of both paid and unpaid staff.
  • Outline the collective bargaining process and how grievances are handled.

Effective as of Fall 2016


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