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The M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology provides learners with the skills necessary to analyze complex organizational challenges and identify, design, develop, implement and evaluate appropriate solutions. Graduates are prepared to lead technology integration efforts as well as training and other performance improvement initiatives in K-12, higher education, healthcare, military, corporate and other organizational settings.
The CNP credential, available from thirty universities, is a leadership development program that provides emerging social-impact leaders with the foundational knowledge and experiences critical for nonprofit career success.
The Certificate in Human Performance Technology from the University of West Florida develops your skills in identifying and solving performance problems. UWF’s HPT certificate program aligns to performance standards and competencies developed by the American Society for Talent Development and the International Society for Performance Improvement.
University of South Florida, Sarasota - Manatee
Master of Education, Instructional Design & Technology
· History and role of nonprofit organizations in the US.
· Similarities and differences between government, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations.
· Role and responsibilities of the nonprofit board of directors.
· Nonprofit human resources planning and management.
· Laws and regulations under which nonprofits operate.
· Standards and codes of conduct appropriate to nonprofit sector professionals, volunteers and other stakeholders.
· Function of marketing in nonprofit organizations.
· Concepts and approaches important to nonprofit marketing and communications.
· Purpose and content of a nonprofit organization marketing plan.
· Strategies for nonprofit organizations in advocacy and public policy processes.
· Key practices for effective crisis management.
· Function of fundraising and development in nonprofit organizations.
· Role of board members in development.
· Role of ethics and transparency in nonprofit fundraising.
· Traditional fundraising processes, strategies and sources.
· Concepts and strategies related to donor motivation, cultivation and stewardship.
o Nonprofits that establish themselves as a donor’s top charity—the organization to which an individual feels most connected—are more likely to receive greater support.
· Innovations in resource development, including social enterprise opportunities.
· Definition and role of culture in organizations and communities.
· Terms and concepts related to cultural competency and diversity in effective nonprofit management practice.
· Organizational strategies to increase diversity of staff and volunteers.
· Self-awareness and intercultural communication strategies to build effective organizations and responsive programming.
· Terms and processes related to various types of nonprofit budgeting.
· Board of director’s role in financial management and oversight.
· IRS requirements and regulations related to nonprofit budgeting and financial management.
· Fundamental principles and practice of various types of nonprofit budgeting and reporting.
· Principles and standards for ensuring effective fiscal monitoring.
· Duties and responsibilities of a nonprofit board of directors.
· Differentiation of responsibilities of the nonprofit board of directors and executive leaders and staff.
· Volunteer management basics, including recruitment, retention, performance management and evaluation.
· Strategies for determining community need.
· Data collection strategies for needs assessment and evaluation purposes.
· Planning and evaluation models for program design.
· New program budget development.
· Program logistics planning.
· Role of inclusivity and accessibility in program design
· Program evaluation design including purposes, types and basic concepts.
· Current issues and trends important to nonprofit leaders.
· Purposes and challenges of innovation in nonprofit organizations.
· New economic models including LC3s, B corps and social enterprise strategies.
· Similarities and differences between US-based nonprofit organizations and nongovernmental organizations located around the globe.
Financial Health Grading Rubric
A rubric is a grading tool that explicitly represents performance expectations needed to achieve specific grade/performance attainment.
Financial Health Report Card
By aligning humane society's financial scores to the grading rubric, a grade can be assigned.
The report card visualizes financial health information into a recognizable, easily understood format for Board Members and community stakeholders.
Program Expense % Grade Graph
Grade graphs displays historical data, revealing possible trends, enabling stakeholders to be proactive and make predictive adjustments.
Admin Expense % Grade Graph
As reported by charities on their IRS Form 990, this metric reflects what percent of its total budget a charity spends on overhead, administrative staff and associated costs, and organizational meetings. Dividing a charity's average administrative expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over i
Fundraising Expense % Grade Graph
This metric reflects what a charity spends to raise money. Fundraising expenses can include campaign printing, publicity, mailing, and staffing and costs incurred in soliciting donations, memberships, and grants. Dividing a charity's average fundraising expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average exp
Humane Society Maturity Model
The humane society maturity model characterizes a humane society's capability, impact and performance. Organizations do their best when they focus their improvement eﬀorts on prioritized, planned and managed outcomes.