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MAPL 620 Nonprofits as Agents of Democracy

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.
4 Graduate credits

Effective January 12, 2015 to present

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.