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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 78 votes
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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  • Carol Paniagua
    Carol Paniagua United States of America It was a great short course that can help guide the thoughts of fundraising. 2016-05-17 17:05:29
  • Catherine Thomas
    Catherine Thomas United States of America Trying to learn as much as i can about 501c(3) . good course & very informative gave me a few new ideas to progress 2016-05-14 00:05:39
  • Melissa Schneider
    Melissa Schneider [[ZZ]] I found the course to be very informative. The course was well worth the time it took . 2016-04-27 03:04:23
  • Ann Windham James
    Ann Windham James United States of America Interview was very helpful in understanding how strategic planning can turn around an organization. 2016-04-21 20:04:17
  • Lou Hart
    Lou Hart United Kingdom An interesting introduction with some good points about choosing the right people and developing strategies to tackle perceived problems. 2016-04-12 11:04:46
  • Kate Bullen
    Kate Bullen Australia Really great! Good insight into the nonprofit world and a great starting point. Very happy. 2016-03-12 09:03:43
  • Tangeria Miller
    Tangeria Miller United States of America Awesome and very informative course. 2016-03-11 16:03:34
  • Kevin Baffa
    Kevin Baffa United States of America Good insightful course for those looking to get into fundraising. 2016-03-07 16:03:08
  • Craig Dumont
    Craig Dumont South Africa Very basic course, yet insightful and triggered important thoughts for me about fundraising. 2016-03-01 15:03:38
  • John Mensah
    John Mensah United Kingdom It is an absolutely good, educative and informative course worth taking. 2016-02-04 13:02:39
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