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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Major and Principal Gifts by University of California, Davis

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About the Course

This course will provide a comprehensive view of major and principal gift development work for students who seek to build upon their experiences gained in the introductory session. Participants will gain an understanding of the philosophy and strategies implemented in major gift development including prospect identification, how to initially engage a potential major gift donor, the process of cultivation and moves management, effective proposal writing, making a successful ask and on-going donor stewardship. Students will practice fundamental major gift development skills by developing their own prospect strategy, producing essential documents to support the process, and engaging in role playing activity to simulate interaction with prospects and donors....
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By Sidney W

Nov 2, 2019

Content is very good. Peer graded assignments , while good practice, lack professional oversight and review. Without professional feedback, I don’t know what strength and weaknesses my assignments had. Also, given the way peer review happens, there is a chance that a student could miss their opportunity for a final grade until [far into] the future. Until that bug is fixed, the full potential of this course can be hidden.

By Deborah S

Nov 2, 2020

It is a really good course and worth taking, gives you food for thought. However, it is very skewed to the US. Much of the modus operandi is based on US statistics and these may not hold true for other parts of the world. While humans remain similar, cultural reactions can vary dramatically. So a more international feel would be appreciated.

By LaKesha L

Apr 19, 2021

Good content. However, some of the assignments are diffcult to complete if you do currently work at a nonprofit organization and have access to real donor data. Also, part one of the Week 5 assignment is a little unclear.

By Anja N

Oct 23, 2018

Well done. Great material and challenging assignments.

By Felix k

Oct 9, 2019

Great lessons! Changed my view

By Rolly K

Jan 4, 2022

Very usefull course with many tips and specific skills taught.