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Fundraising for the Non-Profit Course


Fundraising for the Non-Profit
Fundraising for the Non-Profit

Learn how to fundraise for non-profit oganisations.


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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.

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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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 70 reviews
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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Paul Hicks
    Paul Hicks United Kingdom It was interesting to gain insight into an American animal charity. I could relate to what was being said having worked within a UK based animal charity. A good introduction to the subject matter. 2015-08-26 13:08:15
  • Nichole Ebling
    Nichole Ebling United States of America Interesting perspective on non-profit management. Worth checking out. 2015-08-24 16:08:14
  • Lisa Smith
    Lisa Smith Philippines This course was very informative. This course is just what you would need to get started in fundraising. 2015-08-20 05:08:34
  • hajira khan
    hajira khan Qatar A beneficial course. It taught me the basics of fundraising for non-profit organizations. 2015-08-13 20:08:34
  • Ruba Al-Zubi
    Ruba Al-Zubi Jordan Very useful hands-on. The conversation is excellent. Requires a follow-on more detailed course. 2015-08-13 05:08:35
  • Dovie King
    Dovie King United States of America Good and brief account of taking on leadership role and making positive changes 2015-08-06 20:08:01
  • Cynetra Freeman
    Cynetra Freeman United States of America Very nice and helpful course 2015-07-30 15:07:06
  • Meg Brown
    Meg Brown United States of America The Speaker was very pleasant and clear. She has a thorough knowledge of management and fundraising even though most of her career was spent in the private sector. She has a good sense of humor and surprising insights which make her easy to listen to and understand. I like the format of the quiz at the end. I would like to see an expanded version of this course. 2015-07-22 19:07:13
  • Nadia Kim
    Nadia Kim Korea; Republic of I would be interested in having more resources for further reference and in-depth study of fundraising 2015-07-22 15:07:47
  • Nadia Kim
    Nadia Kim Korea; Republic of Very inspiring introduction for fundraising for social entrepreneurs from an experienced professional. 2015-07-22 15:07:17
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