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Nonprofit Strategy

This is a required course in the Nonprofit Management Specialized Studies Program.

Course Description

Examine strategic planning as pertaining to nonprofit and fundraising operations. This course introduces strategic planning principles, SWOT analyses, venture philanthropy, and the ways in which a strategic plan can be developed and implemented. Topics also include stakeholder engagement, avoiding mission drift, program evaluation and vanity metrics.

See enrollment confirmation for login information. Please enroll at least one week prior to the course start date. Successful completion of this course is applicable for 15 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

NOTE: This course may have optional, live sessions via Zoom. The sessions will be recorded and posted for students who are not able to attend. The Zoom meeting link and password to join will be provided in the course. A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access the course’s Zoom sessions.

  • Details
  • $485
  • April 17, 2023 to May 21, 2023
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00087
  • ID/Units: SOCECOL X448.5  (1.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SPRING 2023


Corey Matthews is a social change leader with 15 years of experience designing, evaluating and leading community-based programs in a variety of social policy arenas. He currently serves as a Vice President of Global Philanthropy with JPMorgan Chase & Co where he helps to manage a grant portfolio in Los Angeles that aligns with the strategic impact objectives of the company. He also plays a key role in building partnerships to bolster the company's overarching Corporate Responsibility initiatives in the region. Previously, Corey served as the Chief Operating Officer of Community Coalition - a permanent community-based institution in South Los Angeles - where he participated on the executive team to advance a robust policy agenda, direct operations, guide organization-wide strategic planning processes and launch key projects. Throughout his professional career, Corey has facilitated initiatives to serve underrepresented communities and has worked in think tanks, local government and nonprofits committed to changing systems and reducing poverty. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Urban Education from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. A native of South (Central) Los Angeles, Corey is committed to solving some of society’s most urgent issues.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbooks are required for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START04/17/2023Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END05/21/2023Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---