After this course, you will be able to: demonstrate knowledge of effective, ethical and legal fundraising strategies and practices; implement donor stewardship strategies; develop effective donor and supporter communication strategies that support organizational fundraising goals; and identify the various roles associated with fundraising/development departments.
Fundraising: Harnessing the Funds to Achieve Your Mission
Schedule clarification: This course begins on the first date listed and ends six days after the last date listed. Between those times, you work at your own pace within the timelines set by the instructor.
What will I learn?
By the end of the course, you should be able to do the following:
- Apply basic fundraising concepts to a non-profit project.
- Foster and support a culture of fundraising in a non-profit organization.
- Explain effective, ethical and legal fundraising strategies and practices.
- Implement donor stewardship strategies.
- Employ effective donor and supporter communication strategies that support organizational fundraising goals.
- Identify the various roles associated with fundraising/development departments.
How will I learn?
- You will work within scheduled start and end dates, as well as assignment timelines.
- Your study schedule will be entirely up to you. In some cases, we may ask you to meet online with your class and your instructor or a guest at a specific time, but these sessions will be recorded for future viewing if you are unable to attend.
- Expect to spend approximately 10 hours per week on reading, online discussions, course work and supplementary activities, such as viewing assigned videos.
How will I be evaluated?
This course is assessed on a competency-based scale of Pass or Fail. You will be evaluated based on a variety of methods, such as online participation, individual assignments, journals, project-based work and course papers. Assignments build upon the significant level of real-world experience that most participants bring to the course. You must successfully complete all Non-Profit Management courses to receive a full program certificate.
Textbooks and learning materials
You will access all course materials online.
Hardware and software requirements
We deliver this course using SFU's online course management system, Canvas. You will receive course details and Canvas access instructions on the first day of the course. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas here.
New to online learning? See About Online Learning for helpful videos and additional information.
English language requirements
To meet course demands, you should have an advanced level of English. If English is not your first language, we recommend you complete the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 6.5. If you have any questions or concerns about your English language proficiency, we encourage you to contact us.