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Fundraising for the Non-Profit


Fundraising for the Non-Profit

Fundraising for the Non-Profit

Learn how to fundraise for non-profit oganisations.


Students: 3,000
Course Description

Christine Benninger was president of the Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) for 17 years. HSSV is an independent, non-profit animal shelter that provides high-quality adoptions, medical services, education programs and pet care services in Santa Clara County, California.
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When she joined the organisation it was in a dire state and this led to her quickly implementing a six-month plan to keep the organisation afloat. In this free online course she talks about fundraising which is a crucial component of a non-profit enterprise’s success. She also discusses how to find the right people, how to separate what she calls the missionaries from the mercenaries and how to deal with the overly passionate. She points out that it is important to find talented people who are both mission-driven and also able to work as part of a team. This course will be of great interest to social entrepreneurs and business people who would like to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of running a social enterprise from an experienced and practiced social entrepreneur.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - What the Humane Society was like when Christine Benninger joined and the changes she made to keep it afloat; - How to find the people with the right passion who are mission-driven and able to work in a team; - How the role of the animal shelter changed due to Christine Benninger’s innovative vision; - Why the price point is crucial whether you’re running a for-profit or non-profit enterprise; - How fundraising is a crucial component of a non-profit enterprise’s success;


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Module 1: Fundraising for the Non-Profit
Module 2: Fundraising for the Non-Profit Assessment

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Course Title Fundraising for the Non-Profit
Course # 402
Course Publisher Stanford
Course Category 2
Content Origin
Course Description  Christine Benninger was president of the Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) for 17 years. HSSV is an independent, non-profit animal shelter that provides high-quality adoptions, medical services, education programs and pet care services in Santa Clara County, California. When she joined the organisation it was in a dire state and this led to her quickly implementing a six-month plan to keep the organisation afloat. In this free online course she talks about fundraising which is a crucial component of a non-profit enterprise’s success. She also discusses how to find the right people, how to separate what she calls the missionaries from the mercenaries and how to deal with the overly passionate. She points out that it is important to find talented people who are both mission-driven and also able to work as part of a team. This course will be of great interest to social entrepreneurs and business people who would like to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of running a social enterprise from an experienced and practiced social entrepreneur.
License  This course is available from Stanford OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 05 April 2012
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • John Santiago United States of America Salient points presented. No nonsense pedantic approach...user friendly. I will take away some good information for my current work in a nonprofit. 2014-12-17 23:12:58
  • Brenda Hughes United States of America Not what I was expecting, but it has given me some ideas. 2014-12-16 16:12:10
  • Amanda Belanger United States of America I think the interview and information she provided was very useful and engaging. I like the course so far. 2014-12-05 20:12:56
  • Palcidus Patrick United States of America Recommended 2014-11-21 18:11:01
  • Palcidus Patrick United States of America Great information 2014-11-21 18:11:47
  • Christina Reynolds Ireland interesting module on learning about a complete turn-around and creative strategic thinking in action 2014-11-16 19:11:09
  • Daniel Hodges United States of America Could use more general knowledge and more specific tools for any non-profit. 2014-11-15 19:11:23
  • Naveed Haider Pakistan Fundraising for NGO is very difficult and one need to have a lot of skills to perform this task. The course was good enough but still need to include some more detail about the topic... 2014-11-10 10:11:23
  • Deneka Booth United States of America Awesome class 2014-11-04 19:11:57
  • Lauren Fabing South Africa Very interesting and helpful course 2014-11-03 16:11:18
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