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Introduction to Fundraising

Philanthropy University via Independent

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Overview

The world of fundraising can often seem inaccessible and overwhelming - but it does not have to be! If you are just starting to raise money for your organization or know that you will be soon, this course will help you get started. You will learn crucial fundraising terms and, most importantly, their implications for your organization. You will create a map of your personal and professional networks to help identify potential donors. This course will also help you understand what donors look for when deciding whether to fund a program or organization so that you can plan to strengthen those areas if needed.

 

Syllabus

Module 1: The Seven Myths of Fundraising

Leverage the people and resources in your community effectively for your organization.

Module 2: Words Every Fundraiser Should Know

Understand the basics of the fundraising world, including common terms and rules.

 

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4.9 Based on 25 reviews

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Dickson A
5.0 4 weeks ago
Dickson completed this course.
This course has been one of the best courses I enjoyed studying, the materials were well arranged, making the flow logical, right from the introduction, Module 1 to Module 2 with their respective reading materials, I learnt much about Fundraising much as it is an introductory course to fundraising.

however, the feedback in the conclusion needs to be restricted, the learner must conclude the course, review the assignments of the peers etc before he is given the permission to conclude, otherwise the feedback survey questions will not be accurate as the feedback from other peers might not be seen yet.

I highly recommend this course to all the persons holding positions of responsibilities in an organization, since they will be indirectly or directly involved in fundraising in one way or another.
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Florene G
4.0 2 months ago
Florene completed this course.
this course is great, it helped me a lot with the struggle that my organization was going through, i learnt a lot of new things that i didn't know and applied it in my organization and it worked.It was amazing, i think everyone that has a non profit organization should take it as it helps a lot.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
A must take course because you get to learn what no teacher or lecturer ever tells you in class. Very practical too because it uses experience learning where someone can actually try out the techniques presented during learning. Highly recommended for all practitioners.
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Atali A
5.0 3 weeks ago
Atali completed this course.
Am delighted to have the opportunity to write on this plat form following the fundraising course which I just finished.

From the very start to the end everything has been really up to expectation. I gained a lot of knowledge about fund raising and this is going to create a huge positive impact in my organization that am going to set-up. I thank Tom Wolf so greatly who made it possible for me to understand everything and made me discovered the secret in fundraising. I would recommend as many people, colleagues and friends to take this wonderful course.

Thanks Philanthropy University for this wonderful initiative that is helping many lives across the globe and thanks immensely to Tom Wolf for his dedicating hard work and professionalism.

Atali Dickson. A.
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Muganga J
5.0 3 weeks ago
Muganga completed this course.
Well one of the things that stood out for me is the 7 myths of fundraising where I have been a culprit if majority.A donor is a person not an ATM machine so as you approach them you need to do it systemically,step by step understanding the person of the donor and how he/she is linked to your organization values and beliefs.

In addition sometimes some donors may not necessarily need to know all the details of what their money is going to do so that you can have Unrestricted Funding for the organization unless they probe.
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Anonymous
4.0 2 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I think it is a great course for those like me that apply fundraise withouth an academic knowledge, just using logic and common sense. It was delightful to learn new terms and strategic actions that can help enhance fundraising for the cause we truly believe in.

Thanks!
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Joseph K
5.0 2 weeks ago
Joseph is taking this course right now.
Philanthropy has come at the very best time to help those working in organizations , by knowing what they are required to do to improve the welfare of fundraising in the organizations. The have best instructers , maximum support, and devoted to help learners.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I found the course very informative yet presented in a very simple manner to understand.

I also found the steps very easy to follow. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to get a basic understanding of fundraising in an organised way.
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Jeal O
5.0 3 weeks ago
Jeal completed this course.
The 7 myths about fundraising was inspiring. Now I realized that fundraising was not about knowing the rich and also it's not all about cash.. there are possible donors all around us, time, space are also important. I learnt alot. Thanks
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Stephen I
5.0 3 weeks ago
Stephen completed this course.
I recommend this course to everyone and teams who have a dream of making the world a better place. From start to finishing of the course, its designed to be easily understood, Thanks to Philanthropy University.
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Tsinat M
5.0 4 months ago
Tsinat completed this course.
it was very straight to the point and well organize; which for an online learner taking the course because of limited time in the first place means everything. i really enjoyed it!!
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is awesome. It is all about the concepts and guides to fundraising plus key words so that we can use the rights terms to attract the right donors.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Course was good but speaker was talking little bit personally while a sociologist should be talking in the reference of majority of the society but still he defined it well.
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Anita M
5.0 4 weeks ago
Anita completed this course.
This is a great course for the beginners who know nothing or very little about fundraising. I am very satisfied with the podcasts, assessments and the peer-review sessions.
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Abdul J
5.0 2 months ago
Abdul completed this course.
I find this course most beneficial for any young growing fundraiser. This course provides an opportunity to find new donors and new ways or strategies to raise funds.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent tuition and tutorials, perfect learning materials, files and audios. THANK YOU PHILANTROPY UNIVERSITY I'M GREATFUL for this wonderful opportunity given.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It has been fantastic so far with the course content fully loaded for maximum knowledge. the course work and assignment are designed to practically equip
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I thank to involve in this course great have been doing here. Much congratulations to this university and they have to continue with this service .
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Rajkumar P
4.0 3 weeks ago
Rajkumar completed this course.
This is great course for a social entrepreneur with which we are working. the disbelief on funds had been revealed and consolation has arrived.
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Bruno O
5.0 4 months ago
Bruno is taking this course right now.
Excellent course, no doubt helped in my next achievements. Congratulations to all, they taught us effective and practical tools in fundraising
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