Nonprofit Administration Minor

Nonprofit organizations play a vital role in the well-being and development of our society. To fulfill their missions, these organizations need dedicated, trained professionals with both the desire and skills to make positive differences in their communities. Courses in the minor are taught with an emphasis on experiential learning, combining theory and applied skills to prepare students to become the future leaders of the nonprofit sector.

The Nonprofit Management minor may be particularly useful for students whose MAJOR is:

  • Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies                   Ethnic Studies                 Political Science
  • History                            Public Health                     American Culture Studies               Sociology
  • International Studies                         Liberal Studies                        Environmental Policy and Analysis
  • Environmental Science           Gerontology        Social Work            Human Development and Family Studies

CURRICULUM (15 credit hours)

Required courses:
POLS 3330 Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
POLS 4330 Nonprofit Administration
POLS 4340 Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Electives Courses: (Choose 6 hours)
ARTH 4010 Histories and Theories of Design for Social Impact
CCS 3710 Gender, Race and Culture in Community-Based Practice
COMM 3070 Organizational Communication
COMM 3030 Persuasion
JOUR 3410 Introduction to Strategic Public Relations for Non-Majors
MGMT 3050 Principles of Organization and Management
MKT 3000 Principles of Marketing for Non-Business Majors
POLS 4500 Public Administration Leadership and Ethics
THFM 2750 Arts Management I
THFM 3750 Arts Management II


The minor will help to prepare students for meaningful and rewarding careers in all nonprofit subsectors such as:

  • Social Services (Cocoon Shelter, United Way, Second Harvest, Food for Thought, Habitat for Humanity)
  • Youth (Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs, Kids Unlimited)
  • Environment and Conservation (Toledo Botanical Garden, The Nature Conservancy, We Forest, Ducks Unlimited)
  • Fine, Performing, and Studio Arts, (Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Symphony)
  • Education (Imagination Station, Wood Lane, Read for Literacy)
  • Cultural and Historical (Toledo Zoo and Aquarium, Wood County Historical Society, Ohio Arts Council)
  • Social Justice and Advocacy (ABLE, Jobs with Justice, Equality Toledo, URGE, The Ridge Center, US Together, La Conexion, the Daughter project)
  • Health & Medical-Related (American Red Cross, Hospice, NAMI, Ronald McDonald House, Make-A-Wish, Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio, Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio, Dental Center of NW Ohio, SAAFE Center)
  • International Organizations (CARE, Oxfam, Doctors without Borders)
  • Professional Associations and Foundations (Center for Nonprofit Resources, Toledo Community Foundation, Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce)
  • Sports and Recreation (Girls on the Run, National Association of Sports Commissions, YMCA/YWCA, Special Olympics)

Updated: 09/28/2021 01:21PM