Nonprofit Governance and Executive Leadership
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Level: Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NMGM 6011
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Management & Organizations
  • Leadership
  • Governance
This course provides a practical as well as a conceptual base for understanding the issues of nonprofit governance and its relationship to achieving the organizations mission, vision, and strategic plan. Students evaluate the role and functions of a volunteer board and consider the relationship of the board and CEO and its pivotal role in the leadership of nonprofit organizations. Strategies for strengthening the relationship between volunteers and staff are examined, as is its positive impact on leadership and the organization. Techniques for recruiting and developing a high-performance board are studied, as well as systems to measure a nonprofit organizations success. Through lectures, class discussions, exploration of models of governance, case analysis, and presentations by professionals in the field, students garner a reality-based understanding of the issues of nonprofit governance. Elective in the Milano School Leadership and Change Area of Specialization. Note: This course was formerly numbered MMGT6026.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions


Not open to Undergraduate students.