PB AF 598
Teaches practical administrative, leadership, and analytic skills commonly required of managers and analysts in the public and nonprofit sectors. The workshops emphasize hands-on problem resolution, simulations, and actual practice. Credit/no-credit only.
This skills workshop will provide an overview of the basic principles of fundraising and build practical knowledge and skills to raise money for charitable organizations.
Student learning goals
Understand the role of philanthropy and fundraising in the community and in organizations, and the role of board and staff in the fundraising process.
Develop understanding of fundraising techniques and vehicles, and their role within a successful development plan: annual fund, major gifts, special events, corporate and foundation grants, capital and endowment campaigns, and planned giving.
Gain knowledge of the basic fundraising process: identify, research, strategize, cultivate, solicit, and steward.
Write a basic case statement for support and development plan for a nonprofit organization.
General method of instruction
Lecture and in-class exercises.
The text for this course is Beyond Fundraising: New Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation and Investment by Kay Sprinkel Grace. It is avaiable on Amazon.com for $22.99 for the Kindle edition or $31.46 for the print edition.
Class assignments and grading