Fall 2006 Course Description

Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Section Title: Lobbying for Nonprofits
Instructor(s): Sherri Greenberg
Course: P A 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
(previously Seminar in Topics in Public Policy)
Unique Number: 65340
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: SRH 3.108
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This course fulfills requirements for the following specialization(s):

Description: Lobbying can be an effective strategy for nonprofits, as well as corporate entities. We will address lobbying by nonprofits at the various levels of government in the United States. This seminar course will investigate who lobbies and how. Students will learn the elements of successful lobbying plans and apply them. Each student will develop a lobbying plan for a nonprofit organization of his or her choice.

The course will consist of lectures, class discussions, class exercises, projects and guest speakers. Topics include the following: lobbying versus advocacy; legal and tax issues; lobbying techniques, lobbying strategies, various levels of government; size of nonprofit; and mission of nonprofit. We will use case studies, publications, academic literature, professional materials and other sources as needed.

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