CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Aug. 8, 2002
Boyd to co-teach nonprofit organizational effectiveness course
Professionals working in nonprofit organizations and those aspiring to such
work will benefit from a University of Iowa credit course available this fall
at sites throughout Iowa via the interactive Iowa Communications Network.
Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I begins Aug. 28. The offering is sponsored
by the Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center and the Center for Credit Programs.
UI Interim President Willard "Sandy" Boyd, one of the founders
of the Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center, is one of four UI faculty and staff
who will teach the course.
The important collaborative relationships of the nonprofit organization
with community constituencies, government entities, and professional associations
will be a course theme. Marketing, public relations, public advocacy, international
relations and the interplay of these factors will be emphasized. Among the
topics to be covered are: mission statements, boards of directors, legal and
tax issues, liability, required governmental filings, budgeting and accounting,
fundraising, leadership and teambuilding.
The course has wide applicability and may be taken for undergraduate or
graduate credit through any one of these academic departments, including:
business, library and information science, museum studies, music, health and
sport studies, religion, social work, theater arts, law, nursing, and health
management and policy.
Boyds co-instructors are Jude West, professor emeritus in management
and organizations and recipient of the 2000 Iowa City Human Rights Award;
Jack Evans, management and organizations adjunct lecturer and president of
the Hall-Perrine Foundation; and Richard Koontz, Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center
coordinator, adjunct lecturer in the College of Law and former general counsel
for the Field Museum of Chicago. Students will also benefit from the expertise
of several guest speakers.
The course will meet 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays Aug. 28 to Dec. 18. ICN sites
are currently scheduled in Cedar Falls, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines,
Dubuque, Sioux City, and Spencer.
To register or for more information, phone the Center for Credit Programs
toll-free at 1-800-272-6430 or refer to the centers web site http://www.uiowa.edu/~ccp/index.html.