M, W 11-12:30 Thornton Center 211

Offered: Spring Quarter 2015

The theory and structure of civil society, with special attention to philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. A special feature of the course this year will be an opportunity for the class to apply theoretical knowledge to a real world decision-making process by determining how to allocate $100,000 in actual grant funds to nonprofit organizations. Class teams will develop funding priorities and award grants in four fields of nonprofit work: education, environment, international development, and policy/advocacy. This course will provide an in-depth understanding of the nonprofit sector, including its historical development, normative and structural elements, and modern agency as a driver of social change.