• Instructor: Dr. W. Brett McKenzie
  • Office: GHH Room 317
  • Email address: wbteach@g.rwu.edu
Office phone number: 401-254-3534
Cell/Text: 401 626-0806
Course Lecture Hours
Lesson drop Thurs
Minor Assignment
Assignment Tues
  • Office Hours
  • Mon: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Tues: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thur:  2:00 - 3:00 PM
    Or by appointment Office Hours:

Course Description

Course Structure

Course Objectives

Required Texts

Nonprofit Financial Statements
Thomas R. Ittleson
Paperback  62 pages
Publisher: Mercury Press
ISBN 9780997108941

Arts Management: Uniting Arts and Audiences in the 21st Century
Ellen Rosewall
Paperback: 327 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 30, 2013)
ISBN-10: 0199973709
(This text was used for the prior course).

Course Communications

 An RWU e-mail account is required for this class.
You may forward your RWU account to a preferred account, but you will be responsible for any e-mail messages sent to your RWU account.

Email Etiquette:

Your e-mail is important. If you use ACA250 to begin the subject, I expect to reply within 48 hours. Otherwise, I may not notice it among the other e-mails I receive.
  • Begin the subject line with ACA250 - use the address: wbteach@g.rwu.edu
  • Use a closing that indicates your real name or use signature block.
  • When replying to an e-mail, start your reply at the top of the email.
  • Use standard written English - capitalization, punctuation and paragraphing.
Text Etiquette
  • Use you name as the first word (my phone does not have all your numbers in my address book)
  • Don't text after 10 PM
  • Text once - I will reply

The Web
You will be required to complete and submit assignments on-line using RWU Bridges  or similar LMS

Course Requirements

Readings and Labs
Read the chapters or online materials and complete the assignments. Assignments are due when assigned as class activities depend upon them. All assignments must be completed to pass the course. 

Projects are open ended assignments where you can display your knowledge. There are two project for the course:

Project details will be promulgated via the course web site. 

Academic Integrity
You are encouraged to work with others in your class because an alternate explanation can be helpful. However, assignments you submit and projects you present are your own work alone unless specified otherwise. You are expected to credit intellectual property sources for all media used in your projects.

Plagiarism Checker (Vericite, TurnItIn.com, SafeAssign or other service)
Students agree that by taking this course all required papers may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to an auto-checker for the detection of plagiarism.

Services for Academic Access
Students who wish to receive academic accommodations for this course must first register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) in order to begin the accommodation process. The SAS office will provide registered students with the specific information they will need to share with each instructor. SAS is located on the second floor of the Main University Library and is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. For more information about the services and accommodations available through Student Accessibility Services please review the following link: https://www.rwu.edu/undergraduate/academics/student-academic-success/student-accessibility-services. Please communicate with me directly so that we can have a private conversation about your specific needs.

Course Grading







Project 1 - Event


Project 2 - Integration




Proposed Schedule:
31 Jan Getting to Know Ya Forum

04 Feb
Introduction: Class Structure - Topic Assignments
A-Z Section 01
Rose Cha 10
II 11 Feb
Technology Tools
Forum /Worksheets
A-Z Cha 4 & 5
III 18 Feb
Forum / Event Proposal
A - Z Cha 10
IV 25 Feb
Forum / Event Draft

V 4 Mar
Forum / Event Final - due Fri Feb 28
A-Z Cha 15
VI 11 Mar
Intro Reporting
Forum / Event Peer Response - due Mar 03
NAFS Intro
Rose Cha 8
18 Mar
Financial Statements
Ittleson Cha 1 - 4
Rose Cha 9
VII 25 Mar
Contribution, Gifts, Pledges
Forum/ Worksheets

IX 01 Apr
Program Services
Forum / Worksheets
X 08 Apr
Forum / Worksheets Ittleson Cha 05
XI 15 Apr
Contracts and Grants, Payroll and Operations Forum / Worksheets Ittleson Cha 06
XII 22 Apr

Forum / Worksheets
XIII 29 Apr
Integration / Form990
Forum/ Integration Project due May 01

06 May

13 May
Final Exam Period *

 *this date may change

Course Materials
Course materials are covered by the appropriate copyright. Locally prepared course materials are the property of the faculty, which includes hand-outs, website content, and other presentation materials or assignments. Use beyond the classroom requires permission. These materials, including video and audio, are to assist you  in completing your coursework and are not authorized for redistribution.

Student Course Materials
Completed assignments, especially projects, may be used to build instructional portfolios and serve as instructional examples for future classes, or in instructional workshops. All reasonable attempts to remove personal identification while maintaining the integrity of the project will be made. Permission to use your class projects at academic conferences may be requested.

Title XI
    Roger Williams University fosters a campus free of power-based personal violence including sexual harassment, domestic violence, relationship violence, stalking, and/or any form of sex or gender-based discrimination. If you disclose a personal experience as described above, either verbally or in writing, the course instructor is required to notify the Title IX Coordinator. To disclose any such violence confidentially, contact one of the three resources listed below:
    The RWU Counseling Center 401-254-3124 https://www.rwu.edu/undergraduate/student-life/health-and-counseling/counseling-center
    Health Services 401-254-3156 https://www.rwu.edu/undergraduate/student-life/health-and-counseling/health-services
    University Chaplain,  401-254-3433 https://www.rwu.edu/undergraduate/student-life/identity-culture-and-spirituality/spiritual-life Additional information regarding your rights and resources are available at: https://www.rwu.edu/undergraduate/student-life/health-and-counseling/sexual-assault-and-dating- violence/title-ix-rwu

2021 W. Brett McKenzie