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Beginner Level
Approx. 16 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Fundraising and Philanthropy

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 60 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
History and Impact of Philanthropy in the US4m
Terminology of Fundraising and Philanthropy10m
Ethics and Guiding Principles of Confidentiality9m
The Donor and Development Process (Part 1)7m
The Donor and Development Process (Part 2)10m
Campaigns and Opportunities12m
2 readings
A Note From UC Davis10m
Readings20m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Case for Support, Prospect Identification, and Annual Giving

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 60 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Case for Support (Part 1)8m
Case for Support (Part 2)6m
Prospect Identification & Building Constituents (Part 1)11m
Prospect Identification & Building Constituents (Part 2)11m
The Annual Fund: Building a Base of Support (Part 1)12m
The Annual Fund: Building a Base of Support (Part 2)8m
2 readings
Readings30m
Welcome to Peer Review Assignments!10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz15m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Major Gift, Planned Giving, Foundations and Corporate Giving Programs

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 71 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Major Gift Development Programs (Part 1)11m
Major Gift Development Programs (Part 2)9m
Major Gift Development Programs (Part 3)8m
Planned Giving Programs (Part 1)11m
Planned Giving Programs (Part 2)11m
Foundation and Corporate Giving (Part 1)7m
Foundation and Corporate Giving (Part 2)9m
1 reading
Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Donor Relations and Fundraising Campaigns

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 71 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Stewardship and Recognition Programs (Part 1)13m
Stewardship and Recognition Programs (Part 2)12m
Campaigns: Overview & Pre-planning (Part 1)11m
Campaigns: Overview & Pre-planning (Part 2)10m
Campaigns: Opening & Closing a Campaign (Part 1)11m
Campaigns: Opening & Closing a Campaign (Part 2)9m
Foundations of Fundraising and Development Course Summary1m
1 reading
Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m

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About the Fundraising and Development Specialization

Charitable giving is rebounding as the economy improves. Yet there is a shortage of qualified fundraising professionals to help organizations connect their needs with potential donors. Through four courses, you will gain the knowledge and skills to begin or advance your career in the high demand field of fundraising and development. This Specialization is designed to meet the rising demand for trained fundraising professionals....
Fundraising and Development

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