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Professorship of Nonprofit Management

Lawrence Technological University

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $376,950
  • Grant Period September 1, 2002–August 31, 2005
  • Location Southfield, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

Business, government and nonprofit organizations have similarities and differences in the way they operate. Although scholars and university centers of philanthropy and nonprofit management have made some efforts to help the business and government sectors understand the nonprofit sector, there remains a need for further effort to foster understanding. Management schools can contribute by developing and offering coursework on nonprofit management and by encouraging discussions among all sectors on nonprofit management issues.Multiyear funding will enable Lawrence Technological University (LTU) to establish a visiting professorship of nonprofit management. The visiting professor will develop and teach nonprofit management courses; identify and coordinate nonprofit work experiences and career guidance mechanisms for department students; establish linkages with leaders from nonprofit organizations and businesses; and work to create an ongoing forum for dialogue on nonprofit management and development issues.LTU, founded in 1932, provides students with an education that goes beyond basic technical skills through its colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management.