2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Advocacy, Social Change and the Nonprofit Sector

Spring 2013 quarter

Doreen Swetkis public and nonprofit administration, public policy, urban studies

How does one fulfill Gandhi's charge of becoming “the change you wish to see in the world"?  What knowledge and skills do you need to be an effective advocate?  Is the nonprofit sector the best place to “make change”?This class will address these concerns through readings and films, interactions with successful advocates, and having students build a detailed advocacy strategy.  An ethical, effective advocate acknowledges his or her own motivations and unique view of the world, distinguishes between persuasion and manipulation, and between education and advocacy.  These concepts as well as other concepts that are used in the lexicon of “nonprofit social change” will be explored.

Advertised Schedule
6-10p Mon
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
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