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Nonprofit Management Minor

Learn the unique ways nonprofits impact causes important to you through service-provision, policy advocacy, grant making, social movement organizing and relationship-building. Mission-driven organizations like the American Cancer Society, National Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Make-a-Wish Foundation deliver important social services and provide individuals the opportunity to use their expertise to serve others. 



Courses from multiple departments around campus and an optional internship with a nonprofit organization prepare students to lead nonprofit organizations

Gain deep understanding of the benefits and challenges of the nonprofit world, and the role of nonprofits in providing important services, while exploring the distinctive features and practices of nonprofit organizations and management techniques helpful to leaders in mission-driven organizations: board governance, volunteer management and fundraising.

15 credit hours are required.

Take both of these courses.

  • PUBAFRS 2150: Nonprofit Organizing for Diversity and Justice

  • PUBAFRS 3140: Nonprofit Management and Governance

Choose two of the following courses.

  • PUBAFRS 3150 Fundraising and Philanthropy for Nonprofits

  • PUBAFRS 4050 Counting Dollars and Making Change for Nonprofits

  • PUBAFRS 4191.01/.02 Public Affairs Internship

  • PUBAFRS 5120 Social Change Advocacy: Organization, Mobilization, and Activism

  • PUBAFRS 5592 Social Marketing for Nonprofit and Public Organizations

  • PUBAFRS 5595 Nonprofit Social Enterprise

Choose one elective course.

Ethical Leadership, Management, & Communication

  • PUBAFRS 2130 Leadership in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
  • PUBAFRS 2368 Nonprofit Communications & Grant Writing
  • AGRCOMM 5150 Communication Strategies for Change & Development
  • ARTEDUC 3681 Managing Nonprofit Arts Organizations: Balancing Continuity and Change
  • BUSMHR 2210 Personal Leadership and Team Effectiveness
  • BUSMHR 3200 Organizational Behavior
  • BUSMHR 3211 Leadership and Character
  • COMM 2321 Writing for Strategic Communication
  • COMM 2367 Persuasive Communication
  • COMM 3325 Organizational Communication
  • COMM 3332 Risk Communication
  • COMM 3333 Crisis Communication
  • COMLDR 3530 Foundations of Personal and Professional Leadership
  • ECON 3048 Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • ESHESA 2570 Team and Organizational Leadership
  • ESHESA 2577 Diversity and Social Justice in Leadership
  • ENGLISH 3304 Business and Professional Writing
  • PSYCH 2303 Positive Psychology
  • PSYCH 4522 Organizational Psychology
  • PSYCH 4630 Attitudes and Persuasion
  • SOCWORK 3101 Professional Values & Ethics
  • WGSST 4403 Gender & Leadership

Nonprofit Work, Roles, & Specialties

  • PUBAFRS 5591 Lobbying and Government Relations
  • ACCTMIS 2000 Foundations of Accounting
  • ACCTMIS 2200 Intro to Acct 1
  • ACCTMIS 4220 Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting
  • BUSMHR 3100 Foundations of Management and Human Resources
  • COMLDR 5335 Volunteer and Human Resources Management
  • CSHSPMG 4600 Special Events Planning and Management
  • HTHRHSC 5300 Management Principles and Human Resources for Health Care Professionals
  • WGSST 4524 Women and Work

Community Service, Programming, & Cross-Cultural Connection

  • PUBAFRS 2120 Public Service and Civic Engagement
  • COMM 3668 Intercultural Communication
  • COMLDR 3535 Toward Cultural Proficiency
  • ENGLISH 2367.07S Literacy Narratives of Black Columbus
  • ESHESA 2571S Leadership and Community Service
  • FABENG 3200S Engineering for Community Development in Ohio
  • FABENG 3210 Introduction to Humanitarian Engineering
  • INTSTDS 4800 Cultural Diplomacy
  • SOCWORK 2110 Prevention and Youth Development through Sport, Recreation, & Play

Students may petition to use courses that are relevant. They should check with Glenn College advising as to the appropriateness of the courses.

Additional Program Detail

Declaring the Minor

  • To add a minor at the Glenn College, contact the advising office.
  • The minor coursework must be approved by the Glenn College. Once the minor program is filed in the college office, any changes to coursework must be submitted for approval. 
  • The minor program form must be filed by the time the graduation application is submitted to a college/school counselor.

Credit Hour Requirements and Transfers


  • This program is not required for graduation.
  • A minimum of 15 credit hours are required for completion.
  • A minimum of six credit hours must be at the 3000 level or above.


  • A student is permitted to count up to six total hours of transfer credit and/or credit by examination toward the minor.


  • Three credit hours may be overlapped between this minor and a major or another minor. 
  • G.E. overlap is permitted up to six total hours.

Requirements for completion

Grade requirements for earning a minor:
  • Minimum C- for a course to be listed on the minor.
  • Minimum 2.00 cumulative point-hour ratio required for the minor.
  • Coursework graded Pass/Non-Pass cannot count on the minor.
  • No more than three credit hours of courses graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory may count toward the minor.

Glenn College minors help you make a major impact.