MAPL 620

Nonprofits as Agents of Democracy

4 Graduate credits
Effective January 12, 2015 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

MAPL 620 is a concentration course in Master of Advocacy and Political Leadership (MAPL) Program. The course focuses on understanding the nonprofit sector and its many relationships with governments. Nonprofits and governments can be partners, adversaries, or sectors working on parallel paths. Students gain a better understanding of the nonprofit sectors history, revenue sources, historic and current relationships with government, and strategies for positioning nonprofits for leadership in nonprofit and governmental interactions.

Learning outcomes


  • Students will learn about the evolving role of technology in issue advocacy and political activity, and gain hands on experience planning their own mini-campaigns.
  • Students will develop a system of thinking about technology and social media that is people centered which will be applicable to any situation in a rapidly changing media and technology environment.

Spring 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Nonprofits as Agents of Democracy Pratt, Jon Falcon, Adrienne Laure Avner, Marcia L Books Course details