Nonprofit Funding & Development
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How can we cultivate a philanthropic tradition within our organizations that builds more resilient and equitable communities? What fundraising models foster those outcomes?
Philanthropic giving is a foundational part of our American tradition and culture. In this course, we will consider what values underpin this tradition in the United States and explore how philanthropy can unintentionally reinforce the very power dynamics that it is trying to address. We will examine a variety of fundraising models and approaches, with an emphasis on grassroots fundraising, and consider the barriers fundraisers face when trying to transform social structures.
Class time will consist of a combination of seminar discussion, group work, films, and guest speakers. Students will engage in a variety of skill building exercises, as well as have the opportunity to engage in community-based learning by exploring a fundraising program in their own community. At the end of class, students will walk away with both practical skills in grassroots fundraising, as well as a critical lens through with to consider their work as fundraisers, organizers, and/or nonprofit administrators.
Credits per quarter
- Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Class Size: 15
Scheduled for: Evening and Weekend
Final schedule and room assignments:
First meeting:Friday, February 22, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Feb 22-24, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun
Located in: Olympia