This course is a thorough examination of today’s most successful fundraising methods and theories. Students will gain an introduction to the basic terminology and concepts in the field, along with an overview of the development cycle from identification and cultivation through stewardship and recognition. They will learn how to develop a case for support, identify and assess prospective grants, donors, match a donor’s/funder’s interests and needs with organization’s mission and goals, structure a successful solicitation, and respond to ethical dilemmas. Most importantly, students will enhance their ability to raise and manage funds that fuel transformative social programs.
- Learn winning Strategies for Locating Funding Resources and Understanding Funders’ Perspective
- Understand the components of an Operating Budget and Project Budget
- Learn the components of a Fund Development Plan
- Demonstrate an understanding of diversified funding streams
- Develop a “case for support letter”
- Evaluate peers final project and provide meaningful feedback