Non-profit Marketing

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Marketing
Course Code
MARK 3313
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course introduces students to the challenges of marketing in the non-profit sector, defined as those organizations that seek to serve the public good without the motivation of profit. Students will learn the role and application of marketing to promote social change and to achieve social goals for non-profit organizations. Topics specific to the non-profit environment will include social and cause related marketing, fundraising, volunteer management and recruitment. Students will gain practice in applying marketing in a diverse range of non-profit environments including charities, social programs and ideas, health, education, the arts, as well as goods and services.
Course Content
  1. An introduction to marketing in the non-profit sector – developments and challenges
  2. Developing a marketing orientation, unique to non-profits
  3. Strategic marketing planning for non-profits: value proposition, branding, segmentation, targeting, positioning, competitive advantage, volunteering, business collaborations, and fundraising
  4. Designing the marketing mix
  5. Developing resources, managing costs and budgets, and adapting to changes in the regulatory environment
  6. Organizing for implementation in specific non-profit environments: e.g. arts, education, health, charities
  7. Evaluation, monitoring, and control for marketing initiatives
Methods Of Instruction

Instruction methods used will be lectures, seminar/discussions, case analyses as well as student presentations. This may be supplemented by appropriate videos, guest speakers and classroom activities. Some portions of this course may be available online.

Means of Assessment
Mid Term  20-25%
Assignments  5-10%
Final Exam  20-25%
Cases  15-20%
Term Project  20-25%
Participation  5-10%
 Total 100%

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.

Students must achieve at least 50% on the combined non-group components in order to obtain credit for the course, with the 50% calculated on a weighted average basis.

Students must complete all projects, assignments and write all examinations in order to be eligible for a passing grade in the course.

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:

  1. Explain the scale, scope, and significance of the non-profit sector
  2. Illustrate the uniqueness of marketing in the non-profit environment
  3. Identify relevant stakeholders for diverse non-profit environments
  4. Summarize the principles of segmentation, targeting, positioning, and competitive advantage for non-profits
  5. Analyze the funding and regulatory environment for non-profit organizations in Canada
  6. Explain the role of volunteers and volunteer management in non-profits
  7. Appraise the role of governance and, where applicable, boards for various non-profits
  8. Interpret the concept of the value proposition and branding in the non-profit environment
  9. Relate the role of the private sector, partnerships, alliances and community to the non-profit sector
  10. Explain the role of the customer in the non-profit environment
  11. Develop the marketing process as it relates to the non-profit sector including: performing a situational analysis, developing the marketing mix, managing costs, developing objectives, and metrics for gauging success in marketing.
Textbook Materials

Nonprofit Marketing: Marketing Management for Charitable and Nongovernmental Organizations, Walter Wymer Jr.Patricia Knowles & Roger Gomes, Sage publication latest edition, and/or other textbook(s) and/or other material(s) approved by the department.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO MARK 3XX (3) 2020/05/01 to -
Camosun College (CAMO) No credit 2020/01/01 to 2020/04/30
Camosun College (CAMO) No credit 2020/01/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU BMKT 2XX (3) 2011/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MRKT 2XXX (3) 2011/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG MARK 2XXX (3) 2011/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU BUS 2XX (3) 2011/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU BBUS 2XXX (3) 2011/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV COMM 3rd (3), Exemption UBCV COMM 460. 2011/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV COMM 3rd (3), Exemption UBCV COMM 460. Not for credit in Commerce. 2011/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC COMM 2XX (3) 2011/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV BUS 2XX (3) 2011/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC COM 2XX (1.5) 2011/09/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU MARK 470 (3) 2020/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
34611
Tue Thu
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Atun
Leyvi
Waitlist
Online
This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Access to computer with reliable internet, webcam and speakers/mic or headset will be required
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
28
7
1
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
14:30 - 16:20