The Field Of Nonprofit Management

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INTRODUCTION
Nonprofit organizations broadly described operate to achieve missions that serve the common good. Graduate study in the field of nonprofit management focuses on the development of leadership skills for nonprofit managers and provides education in areas such as general operations, human resources, strategies, and fund development (Nachmias, 2008). Students of nonprofit management also develop proficiency in other matters such as nonprofit legal issues, organizational development, donor relations, financial management and fund-raising, volunteer, and human resource management, and pro-gram evaluation, to name a few competencies (Nachmias, 2008).Many nonprofit management programs have a theoretical component, and most programs rely on experiential learning as a vital element of a graduate student’s education. Future studies of community impact should include analysis components from the fields of nonprofit management education, service learning, capacity building, and nonprofit evaluation, and take into consideration specific factors that may affect study outcomes.
OPENING STATEMENT
Nonprofit management education scholars are asking the question, “How do we measure impact of nonprofit educational programs?” One way to study the community impact of nonprofit management education is by studying the impact that service-learning projects have on the nonprofits for which they are developed.

BACKGROUND OF STUDY
This study examines the impact of participation of students
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