ORG3400 Friend & Fundraising for Non-Profit Organizations

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Melinda Whitman

Course Description:

Introduces students to the myriad of fundraising and development options implemented by nonprofit organizations. Students focus on evaluating strategies that maximize the financial contribution of the organization and minimize administrative costs. The course overviews the use of traditional methods for fundraising as well as the use of new media.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students will learn how to ethically solicit funds for a nonprofit organization and how to operate in the most financially efficient way so that solicited funds will be applied to the mission of the organization. Students will also learn the standards identified by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

Why This Course Is Important:

Government programs that aid those in need are often unwieldly and financially inefficient. Non-governmental organizations are vital in meet the needs of the poor and needy in communities. To provide assistance to the most people, nonprofit organizations rely on contributions from individuals and companies to have the funds they need. It is critical that nonprofit organizations engage in fundraising efforts to satisfy their mission.