Students analyse and synthesize the necessary components of major gift and capital campaigns. Institutional readiness, prospect management from identification to stewardship, volunteer recruitment and retention, and management of the program are stressed.
Students are permitted to register up until the end of the first week without approval. ***This is not a self-paced course. There are 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 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 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.
Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start
date. Check your myBCIT email account to
access this information.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Assess an organization’s readiness to undertake major gifts fundraising and capital campaigns
Develop a major gifts initiative at any size of organization
Develop and execute a capital campaign
Explain the relationship between major gifts, capital campaigns and other fundraising channels
Recruit, train and develop leadership volunteers
Identify, research, solicit and steward prospective donors
Understand how to apply ethical considerations to major gifts fundraising
Understand how to start or advance a career in major gifts fundraising
Effective as of Fall 2016
FUND 2315 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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