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BUS 252 — Managing Nonprofits Under the New Normal

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 4 weeks
Date(s): Sep 30—Oct 21
Time: 5:00—6:30 pm (PT)
Drop Deadline: Oct 2
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $255
Instructor(s): Christine Sherry
Status: Closed
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Live Online(About Formats)
5:00—6:30 pm (PT)
Sep 30—Oct 21
4 weeks
Drop By
Oct 2
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Christine Sherry
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Nonprofit leaders and their boards must be nimble, adaptive, and flexible under any set of circumstances. But the financial, health, and racial and social justice crises we have been experiencing this year have heightened the need for even more creativity, ingenuity, and skill to manage effectively. This course will provide tools and insights for nonprofit leaders and their boards to build and deploy effective strategies that can sustain their operations. It will also introduce students to some of the most effective and transformative national leaders across the nonprofit sector and provide insight into applying lessons from these experts to their own work—for example, the specifics of how these leaders have continued to deliver services in the months since the pandemic struck, pivoted their fundraising techniques, and adopted new models of governance in times of crisis with both their leadership teams and boards. Guest speakers, case studies, and interactive exercises will help us explore such questions as: How do we focus on, and adapt, the most essential aspects of our work in this changed environment? What adjustments might become long-term best practices? What strategies have been most successfully deployed to secure ongoing funding during challenging economic times? Students will come away with concrete action plans for how to reshape their organizations’ operations and plan for maximum success in the “new normal” nonprofit environment.

Christine Sherry, Founder and President, Sherry Consulting

Christine Sherry advises philanthropists and nonprofits on a variety of issues, including how to maximize the impact of philanthropic efforts. Much of her recent work focuses on democratic civic engagement. She founded the Philanthropy Workshop West at the Hewlett Foundation. She received a JD from the UC Berkeley School of Law.