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Writing for Nonprofit Agencies

Sharpen your professional writing skills

Strong writing skills are essential for nonprofit managers and directors.  Reports, grant proposals, memorandums of agreement, news announcements, policy manuals, letters to donors, e-mails to colleagues -- these are just a few of the many and diverse writing tasks facing nonprofit professionals.

What does your writing say about you and your organization? Is it as professional as you are?

Register now for Writing for Nonprofit Agencies taught by Dr. Charles Etheridge, Associate Professor of English, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. 

  • Fully ONLINE -- No classes to attend on campus!
  • Flexible hours -- No need to log into course at specific times!
  • Earn 45 hours of continuing education credit / 4.5 CEUs

9 Week Online Course

August 4 - October 5, 2014

$200 Fee

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Course Topics

This course teaches participants how to write more effectively. It covers a full range of professional documents commonly written by nonprofit professionals, including: 

  • Internal communications
  • Public information and announcements
  • Newsletters and social media posts
  • Grant proposals and fund raising letters

How This Online Course Works

Online - No classes to attend on campus! Give and receive feedback from classmates and instructor online.
Asynchronous – Flexible time schedule. No need to log into course at specific times! Just complete weekly assignments by posted deadlines.
Attendance – Participants need to log into class and complete work 3-4 times per week. Blackboard, our course management software, monitors how many times students log in per week, how long they are on, and what they are doing.
Class Discussion – Class discussion takes place as “postings” in discussion forums.

Instruction and Assignments

The workshop will be instructed by Dr. Charles Etheridge, Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. All work will be done through Blackboard, which can be accessed at: https://bb9.tamucc.edu 

Each week participants will:

  • have at least one writing assignment to turn in for a grade,
  • read articles or papers
  • write to learn by doing “in class” writings
  • critique the writings of others                 

Dr. Etheridge will be available for questions, comments and assistance by phone or in-person during regular office hours. He will be available between 11 AM -12 PM for online chats through Blackboard on Mon, Wed, and Fri. He can be reached via e-mail at Charles.Etheridge@tamucc.edu.

This workshop is identical to the senior level course, English 4320.W01 Writing for Nonprofit Agencies. Click here to view the complete ENGL 4320 course syllabus. (PDF)

Computer Requirements

Hardware - Computer with reliable internet access
Software - Reliable office software suite (Microsoft Office or equivalent) that includes MS Word, Publisher, and Excel.

Payment options

The registration fee can be paid by credit card when you register online or by check after you register. Checks are made payable to "Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi".