Advanced diploma presentation slides july 2013

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Details were presented at this year's National Convention about the new Advanced Diploma in Fundraising offered by the Institute of Fundraising.

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Advanced diploma presentation slides july 2013

  1. 1. Excellent fundraising for a better world Advanced Diploma in Fundraising Prof Adrian Sargeant
  2. 2. Excellent fundraising for a better world IoF Qualification Framework Level Description Certificate in Fundraising Practicalities of Fundraising Diploma in Fundraising Managing Fundraising Advanced Diploma in Fundraising Creating the Environment in Which Fundraising Can Flourish
  3. 3. Excellent fundraising for a better world The Course • Developing A Stakeholder Oriented Organization • Integrated Marketing Communications • Strategic Fundraising Management • Developing A Philanthropic Society
  4. 4. Excellent fundraising for a better world Shared Internationally • AFP, IoF, EFA • 60 Credit Course at Level 7 (Masters) • Identified Routes to Progression • Possible link to ACFRE (yet to be decided)
  5. 5. Excellent fundraising for a better world What’s Different? • Focuses the responsibility of learning on learners. • Students must do more than just listen: They must read, write, discuss and be engaged in solving problems. • In particular, students must engage in such higher-order thinking tasks as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
  6. 6. Excellent fundraising for a better world Just In Time Teaching • Course is constructed using a series of exercises students must complete and submit before each class. • Sessions will then be developed based on where participants and using their examples. • No need to rebate basic material that all participants grasped. • Results in a better learning experience for all.
  7. 7. Excellent fundraising for a better world What is AD in Fundraising? Overview To enable you to think well In order to lead the transformation of your organization, yourself and a philanthropic society Through the creation of great fundraising for your organization
  8. 8. Excellent fundraising for a better world A Real World Managerial Situation OB Concepts, Variables, Theories and Evidence A set of (manipulatable) managerial problems with potential solutions Prioritize A single managerial problem with feasible solutions The most effective and efficient solution that is implementable and evaluable Identify, Compare, evaluate and choose An actionable implementation and evaluation plan Detail Course Thinking Model
  9. 9. Excellent fundraising for a better world What is “thinking well”? • The Essentials of Thinking (John Dewey, 1910, P. 13) – To maintain a state of doubt – To carry on systematic and protracted inquiry • The Definition of Thinking Well (John Dewey, 1910, P. 27) – What is important, is that every inference shall be a tested inference; or (since often this is not possible) that we shall discriminate between beliefs that rest upon tested evidence and those that do not, and shall be accordingly on our guard as to the kind and degree of assent yielded.
  10. 10. Excellent fundraising for a better world AD Learning Objectives • Advancing Fundraising Knowledge • Advancing Fundraising Skills • Explicitly Building A Range of Higher-Level Transferrable Thinking Skills and Competence
  11. 11. Excellent fundraising for a better world Our Learning Journey Together Actors and Tasks Week Zero Week 0-10 Block 1 You 1. complete your Knowledge Audit; 2. decide that this course is for you, now; 3. receive your course pack; and 4. are paired with a study buddy. You 1. Work with you study buddy on your preparation exercises; 2. Submit your answers to the the instruction team You and the Tutor Team will actively participate in the teaching and learning process Your Student Support Team will 1. Be there for you should you have any questions relating to the course; and 2. Forward content related inquiries to the tutor team. Student Support Team will 1. Make sure all technology works; 2. Be there for you should you have any questions relating to the course; and 3. Forward content related inquiries to the instruction team. Your Tutor Team will 1. Address all forwarded questions within 48 hours. Your Tutor Team will 1. Provide guidance on your Preparation exercises when necessary; and 2. Address all forwarded questions within 48 hours.
  12. 12. Excellent fundraising for a better world Our Learning Journey Together Actors and Tasks Week 11-20 Block 2 Week 22-32 You 1. Work with you study buddy on your preparation exercises; 2. Submit your answers to the the instruction team; 3. Complete your individual assignment; You and the Tutor Team will actively participate in the teaching and learning process You 1. Complete your individual assignments; Student Support Team will 1. Make sure all technology works; 2. Be there for you should you have any questions relating to the course; and 3. Forward content related inquiries to the instruction team. Student Support Team will 1. Be there for you should you have any questions relating to the course; and 2. Forward content related inquiries to the instruction team. Your Tutor Team will 1. Provide guidance on your preparation exercises when necessary; 2. Grade assignments and provide you with feedback; and 3. Address all forwarded questions within 48 hours. Your Tutor Team will 1. Grade assignments and provide you with feedback; and 2. Address all forwarded questions within 48 hours.
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  16. 16. Excellent fundraising for a better world Developing A Stakeholder Oriented Organization • Orientation: Product, sales and market orientation. Societal orientation, determinants of degree of societal orientation. Principles of change management. Organizational culture: definition, frameworks for understanding culture, typologies of organizational culture, relationship between culture and strategy, impact of culture on performance at individual, departmental and organizational levels. • Internal marketing: definition, role and internal marketing mix. Strategic and tactical internal marketing, role in achieving cultural change. Fundraising strategy integrated as a key part of organizational strategy. • Principles of effective stakeholder service: the factors that make stakeholders satisfied, the importance of achieving stakeholders satisfaction, how to measure the level of stakeholders service being provided. Best practice in integrated stakeholder service, techniques and reward strategies for motivating staff and volunteers. Process/systems design and management. Service blueprinting. Principles of effective complaint handling.
  17. 17. Excellent fundraising for a better world • Stakeholder Loyalty: Definition of loyalty, degrees and types of loyalty, the value of loyalty to a nonprofit, concept of donor lifetime value, loyalty ladder/frameworks, types of bonding (financial, structural, social), need to focus on higher value donors. Drivers of loyalty: reasons for Stakeholder (mainly donor attrition, underlying relationship factors including satisfaction, trust and commitment). Key determinants of satisfaction and commitment. Relationship fundraising/marketing: principles of relationship marketing/fundraising, planning donor journeys, establishing retention programs (welcome, upgrade, cross-sell, engagement, stewardship and reactivation). Collecting and using volunteered and behavioral information for personalization, use of LTV to drive differentiated propositions. Monitoring and evaluation: calculation and interpretation of key loyalty metrics. • • Stakeholder Identity: Definition of Stakeholder identity, degrees and types of identities, the value of identity to a nonprofit, the meaning of identity to an individual, and how a stakeholder’s identity might lead to more behaviors beneficial to the organization and how a beneficial behavior to the organization reinforce stakeholder’s identity. Key determinants of strong stakeholder identification with an organization. Identity fundraising/marketing: principles of identity based marketing/fundraising, planning stakeholder’s identity development, establish stakeholder empowerment program (as a way of strengthening stakeholder identification with an organization and create behavioral transitions of committed involvement within the organization during life and after death). Monitoring and evaluation: calculate and interpretation of key identity metrics.
  18. 18. Excellent fundraising for a better world • Stewardship: Concept of stewardship, obligations of the nonprofit, obligations of the fundraising team. Design of stewardship processes and procedures. Stakeholder recognition and development. The strategic application of identity-based principles in stewardship. • Representing Fundraising to the Board (and other high-impact stakeholder groups): Principles of accountability and transparency. Fundraising legislation, regulation, ethics and codes of fundraising practice. How to calculate and explain the costs of fundraising incurred by an organization. The difference between restricted and unrestricted funds and the fundraising/legal implications. The importance of donor retention, loyalty and empowerment. Current trends in public perceptions of nonprofit organizations and current fundraising practice. Current trends in media perceptions of nonprofit organizations (and their sub- sectoral differences) and current fundraising practice. • Working collaboratively with the Board: Assessment of board profile and development needs. Recruitment and selection of board membership. Cultivation of board leadership. Working with ineffective leadership. Development of under-performing board members. Understanding, monitoring and management of changes in board expectations and roles. Supporting the CEO in managing the Board.
  19. 19. Excellent fundraising for a better world Integrated Marketing Communications • Integrated marketing communications: communications strategies, objectives, communications mix (including online communications mix), communications media and best practice in relation to each, communications planning, media neutral planning, benefits of appropriate campaign integration. Legal and ethical requirements for nonprofit communications including privacy and data protection. • Working with other stakeholder groups. Understanding of the link between organizational structure and fundraising performance. Types and sources of conflict, conflict awareness and management. Negotiation, influence and power. Development of an organizational learning culture. • Creativity in marketing communications: definitions of creativity and creative systems, management of creativity in self, others and teams (motivational theories, sources of control and constraints). Management of creativity in organizational strategy: open systems, continuity and change. • Branding. Definitions, role and nature of a brand. Benefits and drawbacks of branding. Models of brand, approaches to branding, evaluating and enhancing brand value. Brand development and testing, including importance of stakeholder consultation and buy-in. Brand personality and values. External and internal branding. Stakeholder identification with the brand. Strategic brand management.
  20. 20. Excellent fundraising for a better world • Social marketing and campaigning: Distinction between social marketing, campaigning and education. Social marketing mix, upstream and downstream social marketing activity. Design activity. Design and implementation of social marketing communications, campaigning, lobbying. Elements of consumer behavior, perception, motivation, learning, attitudes and behavior change. • Working with external agencies: structure of the communications industry, categories of agency, agency selection and evaluation, agency briefing, structure, review, role of key agency personnel, relationship management. How agencies are remunerated. .
  21. 21. Excellent fundraising for a better world Strategic Fundraising Management • Strategic Fundraising Audit: Purpose of a fundraising audit, structure and content. Principles of market research, correlational versus causal relationships, secondary versus primary data, internal and external sources of secondary data, qualitative/quantitative research methods, commissioning of primary research, interpretation of research data, evaluation of research conclusions. External fundraising audit: PESTLE Analysis, competitor analysis, collaborative analysis, market analysis, supporter/stakeholder analysis. Internal fundraising audit: product/service lifecycle, nonprofit portfolio analysis, reasons why for-profit portfolio models are inappropriate, calculation of simple fundraising metrics (e.g. response rates, ROI, historic/lifetime value), strengths/weaknesses of organizational structures and cultures. SWOT Analysis: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis, methods of prioritizing factors, interpretation of findings. • • Fundraising Planning: Benefits and drawbacks of planning, approaches to planning, structure(s) for an integrated fundraising plan. Fundraising objectives: importance of SMART objectives, objective setting, categories of fundraising objective. Fundraising strategy: fundraising cycle, overall direction, segmentation, positioning, targeting and fundraising portfolio management Fundraising tactics – advantages, disadvantages and best practice in relation to each key form of fundraising. Monitoring/Evaluation: importance of fundraising metrics. Use of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and contingency planning. Real-time improvement updates.
  22. 22. Excellent fundraising for a better world • Campaign Planning: strategy, structure, systems, implementation, research, CAP (Capacity, Affinity, Philanthropy) donor evaluation, volunteer engagement and management, staff roles and responsibilities, messaging [note: messaging includes case statement, press when campaign goes public, etc.]. Platform: comprehensive, traditional bricks and mortar, endowment, project-based, etc. Counsel: hiring process, management, accountability and feasibility study components. Organizational integration: interdepartmental, program collaboration, staff/volunteers, ongoing fundraising activities vs. campaign duration. • • Assessing Fundraising Performance: Return-on-investment models, post-investment appraisals, actual performance versus objectives, brand valuation, RFM, RFV models, donor lifetime value models, impact on brand attributes, cross-selling rates, upgrade rates, loyalty/attrition rates, stakeholder satisfaction and commitment. Behavior of fundraising costs: definitions, differences between fundraising administration and program costs, average versus marginal costs, key drivers of fundraising cost, fundraising ratios (including FCE and FACE ratios) and how to calculate them, reasons why ratios produced from published accounts cannot be used as the basis for comparison between organizations, principles of effective benchmarking. • • Resource Planning and Control: Cost-benefit analysis, resource planning techniques, critical path analysis, budgeting, performance measures, management reporting, full cost recovery. Risk Management: risk assessment, analysis and evaluation, risk control and treatment and risk communication. Management controls: control defined, basic control concepts, responsibility accounting, approaches to control, controls, behavioral aspects of control, taking corrective action.
  23. 23. Excellent fundraising for a better world Developing A Philanthropic Society • Philanthropy: Definitions, role of philanthropy in society, philanthropic traditions, (individual, organizational, social, cultural and historical) determinants of philanthropy. • • The Profession of Fundraising: Requirements for a profession, current developments within the profession, role of sector bodies, roles and responsibilities of the professional fundraiser and the role that volunteers play as key components of the professional team. The transition of professional education from skill-based, to knowledge-based, to competence based. • • Philanthropic Psychology: Difference between short and long term approaches. Need to grow giving by developing value returned to donors (e.g. warm glow and ego enhancement) and how their support is key to the success of organizations. Actions that develop philanthropy by reinforcing a donor’s sense of self, versus actions that detract from it. Utility of different psychological theories of giving through different vehicles (social influence, persuasion, identity, morality, ethics and empowerment). • • Promoting Public Trust and Confidence: Definition, distinction between the two terms, determinants of trust in the sector, determinants of trust in a nonprofit organization, measures to build trust and confidence, importance of transparency / representing fundraising to the wider public. Sector initiatives: current sector initiatives and learning from overseas, e.g. charityfacts.org, the work of the ImpACT Coalition, codes of fundraising practice and regimes of self-regulation. Fundraising ethics: ethical frameworks, codes of conduct, ethical and values based decision making, ethical policies and processes for their development. Corporate Social Responsibility: definitions, models of CSR, applicability of CSR to the nonprofit sector, stakeholder analysis, the impact of fundraising on stakeholders and wider society, importance of achieving a societal orientation. Development of a personal philanthropic philosophy as a way of relating to individual stakeholders and achieving a societally oriented organizational culture.
  24. 24. Excellent fundraising for a better world • Broadening Participation in Giving: Current trends and issues in relation to each major form of giving (individual, corporate and foundation), participation in giving, profile of different categories of supporter and potential audiences under-represented in giving. New forms of giving, new fundraising markets/audiences. How different generations differ in their approach to the charitable sector. The social role of the sector in developing a culture of philanthropy, role of government and other agencies in developing giving. Current initiatives to foster giving. Lessons from other countries, giving in other countries, traditions and cultures. • Transformational Philanthropy. Strategic optimization of philanthropy’s transformative function for individuals, groups, organizations and societies. Transformation of individual fundraisers to a team of highly motivated donor-centered professionals who understand how to design donor care programs that enrich the lives of their donors. Transformation of organizational culture and structure. Transformation of a society by clearly articulating how an organization’s case for support is in alignment with societal needs. • Government policy and influence – Responsibilities of relevant government departments their policies, and their application. Role of taxation, regulation of fundraising practice, regulation of professional fundraisers.
  25. 25. Excellent fundraising for a better world • Assignment 1: Review your most challenging managerial problem in order to create fundraising success in your organization (1500 words): • You are required to: • 1) Identify the most challenging managerial problem you feel you face in order to create fundraising success in your organization and briefly explain your current approach to dealing with this problem. (150 words) • 2) Analyse this problem with appropriate course models or frameworks (i.e. Checkland, 2000; 2005; Andreasen and Kotler, 2008 - Chapter 2 and 4; Nardon and Steers, 2011; Mintzberg, 2011 and Quinn 2011). For each theory you should say why it is, or is not relevant and if it is, how.(500 words) • 3) Identify and/or create a potential new solution to this problem, i.e. new opportunities for change. (150 words) • 4) Critically evaluate the potential effectiveness and efficiency of this new solution using the relevant course models and frameworks you identified earlier (e.g. Kotter and Cohen, 2011; and Kotter and Schlesinger, 2008). (500 words) • 5) Critically appraise whether your change plans/strategies will create positive organizational level change according to Schein (2011). If so, how? And if not, why not? (200 words)
  26. 26. Excellent fundraising for a better world Is it for me …??? • 5 years of senior fundraising management experience • A good first degree or professional equivalent And The time necessary …..
  27. 27. Excellent fundraising for a better world A Heavy Workload Component Study Hours per Week Preparation for Block 1(10 weeks) 10 Hours per week First Teaching Block 3 Day Block Preparation for Block 2 and Assignment Prep(10 weeks) 12 Hours per week Second Teaching Block 3 Day Block Completion of Class Assignments 10 Hours per week
  28. 28. Excellent fundraising for a better world Questions • Adrian Sargeant – asargean@iupui.edu • Jen Shang – jenshang@indiana.edu

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