END441 / URP 541 - Nonprofit Management

banner image of a series of nonprofit organizations.

This course introduces students to management issues in the nonprofit sector. Topics will include nonprofit: governance, board structure, planning, financial management, fundraising, grant writing, leadership, personnel management, and ethics. 

The course will highlight major nonprofit sub-sectors that relate to urban planning such as: community-based organizations, nonprofit healthcare providers, educational institutions, cultural institutions, faith-based organizations, and funding intermediaries. 


Robert Silverman applies urban planning to the study of the non-profit sector, the role of community-based organizations in urban neighborhoods, education reform, shrinking cities, and inequality in inner city housing markets.