Kate CooperResearch Associate Kate Cooper holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.A. from Wheaton College. Cooper is the Associate Director of the Network for Nonprofit and Social Impact. Her research interests include nonprofit collaboration in response to large-scale social problems as well as stakeholder representation and participation in collaborative or collective impact models. Having been a nonprofit employee, volunteer, and donor, Cooper is particularly interested in how nonprofit organizations identify and communicate with diverse stakeholders representing various interests.
This course is designed to give students practical experience working in teams on a project related to strategic communication or training and management. Additional topics such as presentation, implementation, and evaluation are included to enhance students’ understanding of creating, sustaining, and carrying a project through to completion. Each class also includes discussion and activities pertaining to working with clients. Students will have the opportunity to sharpen communication skills in an applied context through in-class activities as well as individual writing assignments that require the development of content for different audiences.