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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 83 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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  • Teresia Rose Reed
    Teresia Rose Reed United States of America Pretty elementary but informative. 2016-07-27 20:07:49
  • Barbara Mahama
    Barbara Mahama Ghana Fundraising for the non-profit course is a good course because it's an eye opener. I've learnt that fundraising is about giving people opportunities. 2016-07-27 15:07:50
  • Lisa Dunn
    Lisa Dunn United States of America Interesting! 2016-07-22 14:07:25
  • Edith Ndubisi
    Edith Ndubisi Nigeria I wish to find out if there is certificate awarded at the end of the course. Thank you. 2016-07-21 16:07:59
  • Brenda Williams
    Brenda Williams United States of America This course is somewhat misleading. Even though fundraising was discussed, it was very limited. This course was not what I expected. I am happy that the director was able to go and make a huge change but that is not always the case with most nonprofits. Please add other courses that will assist with fundraising for nonprofits. 2016-07-21 15:07:52
  • Syeda Maha Jafferi
    Syeda Maha Jafferi Pakistan A really nice course clear and thorough nothing extra included. Great experience! 2016-07-20 17:07:53
  • Mirella Rodriguez
    Mirella Rodriguez United States of America I really like this program it was a great class online! 2016-07-17 05:07:15
  • Mauro Silva
    Mauro Silva Denmark Very interesting and amazing ideas for people who wants to start a non profit organization. Thanks 2016-06-26 00:06:11
  • Dionne Pringle
    Dionne Pringle United States of America I really enjoyed this course. I tried running a fundraiser for a church a month ago and it failed. But I only went with my passion and I was driven. Now I have gained some knowledge on how I can manage my team of people and how I need to be more out there reaching out to the community. I now believe I understand how to apply my skills correctly in my next attempt in helping this church which is a non-profit organization. Thank you for this course. 2016-06-23 17:06:27
  • R Johnson
    R Johnson United States of America Looking forward to taking more classes, my husband has decided to join in on the fun RJohnson 2016-05-26 22:05:02
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