Nonprofit Organizations

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Track Chairs

The Nonprofit Organizations Nexus focuses on the study of organizational settings in the nonprofit sector. The word "nonprofit" refers to a type of business -- one which is organized under rules that forbid the distribution of profits to owners. The Internal Revenue Service describes nonprofit organizations as serving charitable, religious, scientific, or educational purposes. Not-for-profit organizations include global nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) such as Oxfam and Greenpeace as well as local community organizations such as the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and Historic Northampton Museum. Students may pursue internships with nonprofit organizations to complete the experiential requirement for this Nexus track.

Courses (in the course catalog)

Preview courses students have taken to create individual plans of study. Use the search for classes link for the most up-to-date list of courses.


Anthropology 212 Shopping and Swapping: Cultures of Consumption and Exchange
Anthropology 301 Education in South Africa Policy and Practice: Education and Health in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Anthropology 316 Seminar: Gender, Food, and Agriculture in the Global Context
Economics 110 Introductory Economics
Economics 206 Health Economics
Economics 217 International Finance
Economics 249 Managerial Economics
Economics 280 Non-Profit Business Practice
Educational Studies 215 Ideas and Ideals in Public Education
Educational Studies 260 Mission and Market: Higher Education
EOS 210 Opportunities and Impacts
EOS 229 Enterpr. Startups/Soc. Entrep
EOS 239 Organizations and Finance
EOS 310 Social Entrepreneurship Capstone
Philosophy 232 Ethical Issues in Complex Organizations
Politics 205 International Organization
Psychology 212 Individuals and Organizations