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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Fundraising and Philanthropy

In this module, you will be able to discuss fundraising terminology and be confident interacting with others in the field. You will be able to describe the ethical principles that guide development and fundraising and build a foundation in the development process. You will be able to describe and distinguish between several different types of campaigns, and various ways you can raise money.

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7 videos (Total 60 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
History and Impact of Philanthropy in the US4m
Terminology of Fundraising and Philanthropy10m
Ethics and Guiding Principles of Confidentiality9m
The Donor and Development Process (Part 1)7m
The Donor and Development Process (Part 2)10m
Campaigns and Opportunities12m
2 readings
A Note From UC Davis10m
Readings20m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Case for Support, Prospect Identification, and Annual Giving

In this module, you will be able to define and describe the components of an effective case statement, and be able to distinguish between an organizations vision, goals, and objectives. You will be able to create variations on your case statement, and identify potential prospects for your organization. You will be able to discuss annual giving campaigns and be able to plan and build a base of support for your organization's fundraising programs.

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7 videos (Total 60 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Case for Support (Part 1)8m
Case for Support (Part 2)6m
Prospect Identification & Building Constituents (Part 1)11m
Prospect Identification & Building Constituents (Part 2)11m
The Annual Fund: Building a Base of Support (Part 1)12m
The Annual Fund: Building a Base of Support (Part 2)8m
2 readings
Readings30m
Welcome to Peer Review Assignments!10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz15m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Major Gift, Planned Giving, Foundations and Corporate Giving Programs

In this module, you will be able to differentiate between major gifts and planned giving. You will be given an overview of the major gift process and then be able to discuss how to cultivate and solicit major donors. You will be able to identify how to establish a planned giving program and potential prospects. You will identify the role that foundation and corporate support plays in a development program and be able to describe the basics of the grant writing process.

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8 videos (Total 71 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Major Gift Development Programs (Part 1)11m
Major Gift Development Programs (Part 2)9m
Major Gift Development Programs (Part 3)8m
Planned Giving Programs (Part 1)11m
Planned Giving Programs (Part 2)11m
Foundation and Corporate Giving (Part 1)7m
Foundation and Corporate Giving (Part 2)9m
1 reading
Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Donor Relations and Fundraising Campaigns

In this module, you will be able to describe the four pillars of a donor relations program. You will be able to differentiate the various types of fundraising campaigns and identify the essential building blocks for running a successful fundraising campaign. You will be able to write a proposal letter to solicit funds for a charity event that your organization is hosting.

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8 videos (Total 71 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Stewardship and Recognition Programs (Part 1)13m
Stewardship and Recognition Programs (Part 2)12m
Campaigns: Overview & Pre-planning (Part 1)11m
Campaigns: Overview & Pre-planning (Part 2)10m
Campaigns: Opening & Closing a Campaign (Part 1)11m
Campaigns: Opening & Closing a Campaign (Part 2)9m
Foundations of Fundraising and Development Course Summary1m
1 reading
Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m
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Top reviews from Fundraising and Development Foundations

By DDSep 8th 2018

Thorough, comprehensive course introducing the fundamentals of fundraising and development.

By KMJun 18th 2018

Very informative and easy to understand course, it gave me the exact overview I was seeking

Instructor

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Angela Joens

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Development Outreach

About University of California, Davis

UC Davis, one of the nation’s top-ranked research universities, is a global leader in agriculture, veterinary medicine, sustainability, environmental and biological sciences, and technology. With four colleges and six professional schools, UC Davis and its students and alumni are known for their academic excellence, meaningful public service and profound international impact....

About the Fundraising and Development Specialization

Charitable giving is rebounding as the economy improves. Yet there is a shortage of qualified fundraising professionals to help organizations connect their needs with potential donors. Through four courses, you will gain the knowledge and skills to begin or advance your career in the high demand field of fundraising and development. This Specialization is designed to meet the rising demand for trained fundraising professionals....
Fundraising and Development

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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