By the end of NMP 621 students will
be able to determine if an organization is “ready” to begin
an effective fundraising program. From our reading:
Everyone in your organization needs to know and be
able to repeat why we as an organization exist.
Organizations need to think about how they exist in a
larger context as an industry as a whole.
Think big…and be specific.
(Source: Class powerpoint)
By the end of NMP 621 students will (cont.)
understand how nonprofit managers raise funds
understand the historical, organizational, legal, and
ethical contexts of fundraising for nonprofits
Readings referenced: Tempel and Klein, timeline of
understand the process of raising gifts.
Students will also understand
Charitable giving patterns and trends in the United
Source: 2013 NMP 621 powerpoint)
Students will also understand (cont.)
The purpose and elements of a well-developed fundraising
Fundamentals of an effective fundraising program including
organizations readiness principles and guidelines.
Well-tested fundraising program management principles and
The philosophical, historical, and religious contexts for the
practice of fundraising in American society.
The legal and ethical contexts and constraints which inform
(from NMP 621 syllabus)
Finally, the student will be able to determine:
Donor motivation, giving theories and patterns.
Articulate an understanding of the history, theory,
scope, unique role, and significance of philanthropy,
voluntarism, and nonprofit sector organizations within
the North American and global context.
Describe the history, role, and function of governance
and executive leadership in achieving the mission and
vision of nonprofit organizations
Analyze, design, implement, maintain, and
evaluate problems/solutions in the key nonprofit
functional areas including fundraising, planning,
financial management, board governance,
volunteer management, and information