The essential element of the Nonprofit Certificate at UConn and Nonprofit Management is its practicality. The skill sets and learning’s that you will encounter in the program you can take directly to the work of your nonprofit I’ve been in the field for over 15 years. In our course, we think about fundraising and grant writing through developing systems using best practices and current research. In our course we strongly focus on understanding and using the key financial tools needed for effectively operating your nonprofit but also this is key how to communicate financial information to your stakeholders, your board your, staff funders and how to use financial data for strategic decision-making In this course we help you to connect strategy with changing environments allowing your organization to remain relevant and vital.
We also provide assessment tools so that you can better understand the program’s your stakeholder’s desire. No nonprofit is an island. You need the community and other organizations to help you meet your mission. In this course Leading and Governing Nonprofits, we focus on leadership but a key element of that focus is on building and managing strategic partnerships. We will help you build your current skill sets and help you develop other skills that help you expand your work and managing partnerships which are so critical to your success and to the communities that you serve.
What is Business Administration and Business Management?
Business administration basically means all the activities that are needed to keep a business running. This includes organizing the right people by giving them specific tasks, managing business assets and making decisions that drive the business to meet its goals. Business administrators are key to ensuring that the business adapts to external changes by implementing internal reorganization. Two schools of thought for Business Administration and Management are Fayolism and Taylorism. Fayolism is named after the 20h century French mining engineer Henri Fayol.
Elements of management
- Planning: Which involves creating a plan of action for the future.
- Organizing: Ensuring that the people and resources required are available.
- Commanding: Which is leading employees to fulfill the plans.
- Coordination: Making sure all parts of the business are working well towards the goals.
- Control: Reviewing the organization’s performance.
The other theory of Taylorism, also known as Scientific Management was developed by Frederick Winslow Taylor, an American mechanical engineer in the late 19th Century. Taylor’s main aims were to improve economic efficiency by getting the most output from workers, reducing waste, mechanization and enhanced sharing of information. Some of his principles were not considered humane treatment of workers and are now disregarded. However many still underlie the modern field of Industrial engineering.