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Fundraising and Development Foundations, University of California, Davis

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About this Course

In this course, you 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. You will learn how to develop a case for support, identify and assess prospective donors, match a donor’s interests and needs with your organization’s mission and goals, recognize planned giving benefits to your donors, structure a successful solicitation, and respond to ethical dilemmas. You’ll also examine career opportunities in the field, along with contemporary issues and trends confronting today’s fundraising managers. Throughout the course you’ll gain hands-on practice developing an array of written products for your fundraising and development portfolio....

Top reviews

By KM

Jun 18, 2018

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

By DD

Sep 08, 2018

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

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By Brittany Jorgenson

Oct 24, 2018

Great overview! I refreshed on basics and learned some new things. The only con for me was that the peer-graded assignments were sometimes difficult to get peers to grade on time.

By Anja Nitzsche

Oct 23, 2018

Well done. Great material and interesting assignment.

By Emiliano Márquez Álvarez

Oct 11, 2018

A must for anyone aspiring to work in fundraising and development work.

By Aleksandra Sawicka

Sep 24, 2018

It's very US oriented. Also the instructions for assignments are not clear; eg. "Elevator Speech" was supposed to be 1 min long (150 words max) , but was marked according to "Case for Support" structure.

By Jamie Ryan Lockman

Sep 21, 2018

This course provided a good foundation to fundraising and development.

By Daniela Draugelis

Sep 08, 2018

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

By Felix Mmbwanga Kidusu

Jun 30, 2018

Great tutor!

By Keisha Mitchell

Jun 18, 2018

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