MAPL Concentration in Nonprofit Advocacy and Leadership
- understand the role and potential of the nonprofit sector in advancing public policies that strengthen communities and build a more just society;
- build their knowledge and skills in advocacy and organizing for change;
- lead their organizations and allies in collective action to advance social change movements;
- strengthen the nonprofit sector's role in engaging people in democracy supporting activities, including legislative and electoral processes;
- leverage nonprofits' ongoing and trusted relationships with people in the communities they serve to increase grassroots activism;
- know the nonprofit sector's history, characteristics, standards of practice, defining events, key issues, and accomplishments;
- secure and use resources available to support nonprofit research and advocacy.
Nonprofit Advocacy Concentration Electives (Download brochure)
Students completing a concentration in Nonprofit Advocacy and Leadership are required to complete nine (9) credits in their concentration.
Concentration electives count toward the 15 credits of elective coursework required to complete the MAPL degree.
Required courses: 6 credits
MAPL 5200 - Advocacy and Lobbying: Strategies and Tactics (spring)
MAPL 5202 - Nonprofits and Government: The Public Private Partnership (fall)
Plus one of the following general electives: 3 credits
*MAPL 5308 - Impact of Art and Social Change (offered once every 3rd semester)
*MAPL 5110 - Ethics in Politics