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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 74 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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  • John Mensah
    John Mensah United Kingdom It is an absolutely good, educative and informative course worth taking. 2016-02-04 13:02:39
  • William C. Slaton II
    William C. Slaton II United States of America The course was short and held my interest, good interview and information. 2015-11-02 20:11:26
  • Linda McCallum
    Linda McCallum Australia I was impressed with the way that statistics were used to increase the price of the animals to remove the idea that cheaper is easier to return/not as important or valued. Its an interesting comment on society. Give something for free and people don't value it as much as its worth, put an expensive price on it and people give it above price value on it. We have been grappling with this concept for years with idea that we don't want to lock out people using our services because of price. We know that it definitely benefits many families that we keep the prices low, but we also know because our program is low cost that those with money give it no value and assume that it is a low quality program therefore don't support the program. A conundrum that we need to further explore. Thank you 2015-10-25 10:10:31
  • Kris Yolas
    Kris Yolas United States of America I enjoyed this course. It was simple and to the point. 2015-10-24 21:10:44
  • Brenda Clark
    Brenda Clark United States of America Excellent overview of nonprofit mission, change, successes, vision by knowledgeable nonprofit leader. 2015-10-23 02:10:16
  • Muhammad Asif
    Muhammad Asif Pakistan This course gives good insight on how fund raising stepping stone helps in generating the funds. This stepping stone is architecture of good message and getting it out 2015-10-19 07:10:52
  • Colleen Hughes
    Colleen Hughes South Africa This was an interesting case study which brought out some useful insights. I like the point that we are not asking people for money, but offering them an opportunity to make a difference or be part of a cause. 2015-10-14 22:10:47
  • Ricardo Yela
    Ricardo Yela Colombia Great course. 2015-10-13 19:10:02
  • Jacques François Ntamack Mpom
    Jacques François Ntamack Mpom Cameroon It is a great challenging experience 2015-10-04 07:10:06
  • Kevin Prakash
    Kevin Prakash India Thanks for this wonderful course. 2015-09-30 11:09:24
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