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Release: Aug. 8, 2002

Boyd to co-teach nonprofit organizational effectiveness course

Professionals working in nonprofit organizations and those aspiring to such work will benefit from a University of Iowa credit course available this fall at sites throughout Iowa via the interactive Iowa Communications Network. Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I begins Aug. 28. The offering is sponsored by the Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center and the Center for Credit Programs.

UI Interim President Willard "Sandy" Boyd, one of the founders of the Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center, is one of four UI faculty and staff who will teach the course.

The important collaborative relationships of the nonprofit organization with community constituencies, government entities, and professional associations will be a course theme. Marketing, public relations, public advocacy, international relations and the interplay of these factors will be emphasized. Among the topics to be covered are: mission statements, boards of directors, legal and tax issues, liability, required governmental filings, budgeting and accounting, fundraising, leadership and teambuilding.

The course has wide applicability and may be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit through any one of these academic departments, including: business, library and information science, museum studies, music, health and sport studies, religion, social work, theater arts, law, nursing, and health management and policy.

Boyd’s co-instructors are Jude West, professor emeritus in management and organizations and recipient of the 2000 Iowa City Human Rights Award; Jack Evans, management and organizations adjunct lecturer and president of the Hall-Perrine Foundation; and Richard Koontz, Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center coordinator, adjunct lecturer in the College of Law and former general counsel for the Field Museum of Chicago. Students will also benefit from the expertise of several guest speakers.

The course will meet 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays Aug. 28 to Dec. 18. ICN sites are currently scheduled in Cedar Falls, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Sioux City, and Spencer.

To register or for more information, phone the Center for Credit Programs toll-free at 1-800-272-6430 or refer to the center’s web site