Non-credit nonprofit management education: Beyond mapping and towards a new research agenda

Michele Fugiel Gartner

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    Nonprofit management education (NME) has received attention from scholars and practitioners over the past thirty years. Much of the research on NME focuses on credit-based university courses, primarily reflecting a U.S. context. Left out of analyses are non-credit NME offerings. This article relocates to an English-speaking Canadian landscape where a sub-stantial number of non-credit NME courses are found. Mapping methodologies, favoured to showcase the breadth of NME, cannot offer deeper insight into questions and critiques of non-credit NME curriculum and instruction. This article shows how syllabi review and critical qualitative inquiry can deepen knowledge of non-credit offerings. A new research agenda for non-credit NME is required to support nonprofit managers to achieve their social goals.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)58-68
    Number of pages11
    JournalANSERJ Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2021


    • Nonprofit management education
    • Instructor reflexivity
    • Critical qualitative inquiry
    • Syllabi review
    • Continuing education
    • Postsecondary certificates
    • Canada
    • Non-credit nonprofit management education


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