Roles and Functions of NGOs (3 Weeks) (NGO301)

Saturday 10:00-16:30
Start Date:
April 7th
Sarajean Rossitto
Tokyo (Maps & Directions)
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NGO 301 is a skills-based course focusing on how nonprofit NGOs have developed in diverse contexts and the different roles and functions they serve. The introduction reviews nonprofit NGOs approaches as well as the pressures that influence the roles they take on in different environments. Participants come out of the course with a more critical understanding of civil society, international development and different approaches including service provision, training programs for empowerment, value and behavior modification, advocacy campaign, social mobilization and economic justice program. Each class will include discussion based on assignments, presentation by course lecturer, and group work activities. Assignments may include articles from UN agencies or NGOs, international development and MDG case studies, and nonprofit NGO website review. Most readings will be accessible online. Class participants are expected to take part in discussion, class work, and a group project.

Special Note:

This course will run on the following three Saturdays in Spring 2018: 4/7, 4/14 and 4/21.


Sarajean Rossitto

Sarajean Rossitto is a Tokyo-based nonprofit NGO consultant focusing on NGO skills development training, nonprofit project development, and social issue publication development. She spent 4 years coordinating bilateral exchange of nonprofit professionals between the US and Japan for Japan-US Community Exchange (JUCEE). Sarajean also worked for 6 years with the Tokyo YMCA. She holds an undergraduate degree in sociology and a Master's in International Affairs with a Focus on human rights in East Asia from Columbia University. See her interview here.

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