Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

Mastering Fundraising: Transforming Aspirations into Achievements

In today's interconnected world, the heart's desire to make a difference remains as profound as ever. Many individuals and groups have noble aspirations—supporting non-profits, championing worthy charities, advocating for political or religious causes, bolstering local schools, or extending a hand to specific community needs. However, aspirations need actionable plans, and that's where effective fundraising enters the picture.

Introducing our meticulously designed course, Fundraising 101. Tailored to elucidate the nuances of fundraising, this course aims to transform you from a passionate visionary into a fundraising maven. Although primarily crafted for beginners, seasoned fundraisers will also discover a wealth of innovative ideas backed by contemporary data and trends.

Understanding Today's Fundraising Landscape:

The landscape of charitable giving has seen a significant evolution. With the proliferation of organizations vying for attention and resources, the challenge isn't just about raising funds—it's about making your cause resonate in a cacophony of voices. Potential donors are continually inundated with requests, making it imperative for fundraisers to craft compelling narratives and employ strategic techniques. By grasping the concepts presented in this course, you'll be better equipped to convert potential hesitations of "I already contributed elsewhere" into enthusiastic affirmations like, "Absolutely, how can I help?"

Course Breakdown:

  1. Fundraising Start-Up Essentials:

    • Overview: Understand the foundational principles of fundraising.
    • Example: The significance of mission statements and how they guide fundraising goals.
  2. Developing Your Fundraising Plan:

    • Overview: Delve deep into formulating a comprehensive and flexible fundraising strategy.
    • Example: Crafting a year-long fundraising calendar with milestones and review points.
  3. Marketing Strategies for Fundraisers:

    • Overview: Harness the power of marketing to create visibility and engagement around your cause.
    • Example: Utilizing storytelling techniques to enhance donor engagement.
  4. Using the Internet and Technology:

    • Overview: Explore the digital frontier of fundraising, from online campaigns to leveraging social media platforms.
    • Example: Case study on a successful crowdfunding campaign and its components.
  5. Fundraising Events:

    • Overview: Organize and execute memorable events that drive donations and foster community spirit.
    • Example: Organizing a community marathon: logistics, partnerships, and promotional strategies.
  6. Attracting and Winning Major Donors:

    • Overview: Learn techniques to identify, approach, and secure substantial contributions.
    • Example: Curating personalized donor experiences to nurture long-term relationships.
  7. Strategies to Keep Givers Giving:

    • Overview: Delve into retention strategies, ensuring that your supporters remain engaged and invested in your cause over time.
    • Example: Implementing a monthly donor program with tiered benefits.

Each lesson is enriched with assignments, exams, and practical resources. These are curated to ensure students not only grasp theoretical concepts but can apply them in real-world contexts.

Why Choose Fundraising 101?

The art and science of fundraising is a dynamic interplay of strategy, emotion, and perseverance. Our course offers a holistic blend of these elements, ensuring that each student emerges with a toolkit, brimming with the latest techniques, ready to champion their chosen cause.

Your aspirations are noble, and with the right guidance, they're entirely achievable. Dive into Fundraising 101 and pave the way for a future where your dreams are funded, and your impact is felt. Register today to start your transformative journey in the world of fundraising.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe fundraising start-up essentials.
  • Develop a fundraising plan.
  • Describe marketing strategies for fundraisers.
  • Describe and plan fundraising events.
  • Summarize best practices for attracting and winning major donors.
  • Determine strategies to keep givers giving.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Assignment Lesson 1 1 points
Lesson 1 Review 9 points
Lesson 2 Review 10 points
Lesson 3 Review 10 points
Lesson 4 Review 10 points
Lesson 5 Review 9 points
Lesson 6 Review 10 points
Lesson 7 Review 10 points
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