Nonprofit Strategies and Operations - Minor

Minnesota has over 3,400 nonprofit employers! The nonprofit strategies and operations minor will help students in any major prepare for careers in the nonprofit sector, including at NGOs, government agencies, foundations, and private development initiatives. The program emphasizes skills and knowledge in understanding, facilitating, organizing, and conducting the work of a nonprofit organization. This minor is designed to create opportunities for students to foster social change through their work for a nonprofit organization.

Outside of the classroom, our department works to provide all students with opportunities to enhance their St. Kate’s experience and increase the value they bring to organizations after graduation. Therefore, internships at nonprofit organizations are a common complement to this minor. Students are encouraged to do internships throughout their coursework while enrolled in this program. 

This minor is offered in the College for Women only.

NPSO 2100Intro to the Nonprofit Sector4
NPSO 3050Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations4
NPSO 4300Development and Fundraising for Social Service Organizations4
or SOWK 4300 Development and Fundraising for Social Service Organizations
Choose two of the following:8
Social Entrepreneurship
Quantitative Impact Evaluation: Applied Research Skills
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Public Policy
Social Policy for Social Change
Total Credits20