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  • 13
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  • 5
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  • 0.5
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  • 1,651
    Students
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Course Description



Whether you are seeking to raise funds for your non-profit group, a worthy charity, political or religious organization, your local school or to provide community specific aid, this detailed course will provide you with everything you need to know about the basics of fundraising. 
Although Fundraising 101 is geared towards the novice, even those with past fundraising experience will find useful ideas and the latest information.

 

Fundraising is a fulfilling and worthwhile endeavor,  it can also be overwhelming and confusing if you are not sure where to start or how to stay on track. With the magnitude of charities out there soliciting funds from givers it also becomes a difficult task to make your own group stand out from the others. Convincing potential contributors to rally to your cause requires the efforts of several dedicated individuals and substantial organization long before you ever ask that defining question--"Would you please help with your donation?"

 

Making full use of this course in its entirety is the first step in turning the dreaded response "I gave at the office," into the much desired "Sure, I can donate!"

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Lesson 1: Fundraising Start-Up Essentials

Creating a mission statement. Building and organizing a team. Obtaining non-profit status. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Take Poll: Fundraising Groups
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 1A
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 1B
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1 Review

Lesson 2: Developing Your Fundraising Plan

Evaluate your strategies and goals. Ascertain your assets. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Article: Passive vs Active in Writing
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 2
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2 Review

Lesson 3: Marketing Strategies for Fundraisers

Receiving grants, using the media, mailings, and phones. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Passive vs Active in Writing; How to Write a Winning Proposal
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 3
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3 Review

Lesson 4: Using the Internet and Technology

Creating a website. Using emails and business software for fundraising. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 4
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4 Review

Lesson 5: Fundraising Events

Special events and selling products to boost fundraising. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Fundraising Ideas; Fundraising Events
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5 Review

Lesson 6: Attracting and Winning Major Donors

Organizations must be reputable to attract major donors. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: In Search of the Elusive Major Giver; Online Donors
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6 Review

Lesson 7: Strategies to Keep Givers Giving

Don't forget to say thank you! Keeping an accurate database. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Article: 11 Ways to Make Sure Your Donors Keep Giving
  • Take Poll: What is your opinion of this course?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 7
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7 Review
78
Total Course Points
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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.
  • Know best practices for attracting and winning major donors.
  • Determine strategies to keep givers giving, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Course Title: Fundraising 101
Course Number: 32862
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Professional Development
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Deirdre Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Review: Read Editorial Review
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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