Nonprofit organizations largely rely on fundraising dollars — anywhere between 15-20% of their revenue should come from donations, at a minimum. To secure that level of funding, nonprofits work with a variety of different sources – individuals, corporations, foundations and government, and through a variety of different means. Understanding the funding landscape, and its agility from organization to organization, is key to developing a successful fundraising strategy.
In this course, Introduction to Fundraising, we will provide learners with a comprehensive overview of the nonprofit fundraising landscape. This program will equip students with an understanding of the basic components required for making a compelling fundraising case, while also fostering an understanding that every nonprofit’s approach its own strategy. Upon completion, students will have a robust portfolio of strategies and ideas they can take into their work in the nonprofit fundraising sector.
Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Course Materials: Text, Fundraising for Social Change by Kim Klein and Stan Yogi, available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore.
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