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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.


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

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 68 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
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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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  • Monica Farmer
    Monica Farmer United States of America Excellent intro course discussion about the world of non-profits 2015-06-22 04:06:33
  • Peter Mcleod
    Peter Mcleod Australia Funding operations is consuming need that requires a variety of considerations and strategies. Enlisting the support of others both spreading the news of the issue or project and in financial contribution. Contributors have a right to know that the money will go exactly where it was intended. It's a fact that some organisations take up to 80% in administration fees and this concerns potential sponsors. Be specific on the purpose, buy a brick fundraiser to build a new school for example or to purchase tin to repair the church roof. Give expected completion date and evidence that the project was completed. Involve and engage sponsors at every opportunity. 2015-06-19 17:06:28
  • April McCormick-Barksdale
    April McCormick-Barksdale United States of America Very informational. Loved the videos. 2015-06-01 09:06:44
  • Musonda Siame Snr
    Musonda Siame Snr Zambia It is a great course that gives basic information that one can build on to attain much desired fundraising activities. The fact that it is practical, based on experiences of a selected non profit is very appropriate! Thank you very much! 2015-05-27 06:05:45
  • Malcolm Mills
    Malcolm Mills Canada In order to be successful as a non profit fund raiser, a sound and balanced heart and mind are a prerequisites. The Fundraising for Non-Profit course provided through Alison provides a very basic and fundamental outline mandatory to breaking traditional beliefs that simple devotion and integrity to a cause will ensure its success. Alison provides the balanced thinking required to manage all facets of your non profit fundraising initiative, from management and employee selection, to the budget and value you provide to the cause you represent. Nice job. Well done! 2015-05-18 00:05:58
  • Gabriele Matthewman, MBPsS
    Gabriele Matthewman, MBPsS United Kingdom Very helpful in terms of gaining a clearer understanding of community involvement and how vital that is to develop successful fundraising strategies. It was a useful course to have the perspective of a seasoned non-profit professional who was able to successfully turn around the charity in creative ways and turn the charity into a helpful enterprise for the community and of course the animals in need of help. 2015-05-09 11:05:14
  • Robert Mercado
    Robert Mercado Philippines Very good course, simple to understand. 2015-04-18 05:04:12
  • Kabo Letlhare-Wastikc
    Kabo Letlhare-Wastikc Botswana Very enlightening 2015-03-20 22:03:12
  • Sithembile Lornah Ndlovu
    Sithembile Lornah Ndlovu South Africa Great principles for use with any organisation. I can see myself turn our NPO around. Thanks 2015-03-14 13:03:15
  • Bill Marples
    Bill Marples Canada Gave a strong overview of what challenges exist and insight to the passion and leadership required for sustaining a worthy cause. Overall it was very helpful. 2015-03-06 17:03:42
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