A course designed to provide an overview of fundraising topics. The emphasis is on the grounding of fundraising in philanthropy; the principles and strategic issues of fundraising in nonprofit organizations; and the role of the development officer and fundraising. Students develop an understanding of annual fund and capital campaign methodologies, working with volunteer boards, and developing career planning strategies.
Students must submit an e-mail address at the time of registration. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 7-10 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are paced and highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. Frequent contributions to asynchronous (not real time) online discussions is required to achieve a passing final grade.
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Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Outline key philanthropic and fundraising trends
Describe common fundraising channels and the benefits and limitations of each
Understand how to apply ethical considerations to fundraising
Describe the donor cycle as it applies to annual, major and planned giving
Articulate best practices for working with volunteers and boards
Understand how to start or advance a career in fundraising
Effective as of Fall 2016
FUND 1215 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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