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 are permitted to register up until the end of the first week without approval. This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online courses, plan to spend 7-10 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. This course is paced and highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. Frequent contributions to asynchronous (not real-time) online discussions are required to achieve a passing final grade. You must have an email address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students.
International students: this may impact your ability to register.
23 seats available as of Feb 24, 2020 1:23 pm (PST). Of these 23, 16 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.
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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