Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations

Program Courses

To earn the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations certificate in any track, students must complete four courses. 


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Professional Development Programs

Philanthropy and Nonprofit Fundraising
PHIL_NP 378-0 Major Gift Fundraising from Individuals, Corporations & Foundations *Core Course

This course emphasizes applied fundraising. It will focus on all aspects of the major gift program. Students will explore the role of the major gift program in the development process, and all aspects of its implementation from systems and strategies to the execution of the on-going program and the capital campaign.

Specific course objectives include, among others:

• Understand the major and planned gift practice within the comprehensive development program
• Better understand the historic models of fundraising and today’s donor-centered best practice
• Develop a compelling case for private support
• Learn how to implement a relationship management system
• Understand how private foundations and corporations give to nonprofit organizations

Additional Information:

This is a five-week course offered during the Fall quarter.


A letter grade will be given for this course.


Fall 2017 Sec #42

Course Materials:

Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, 4th Edition. Eugene R. Tempel, Timothy L. Seiler, Dwight F. Burlingame. Jossey-Bass, 2016. ISBN-10: 1-118-85382-2 | ISBN-13: 978-1-118-85382-5

Start/End Dates Day Time Building
10/09/17 - 11/06/17 M 6 – 9 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 504
Instructor Location Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Closed 18155
PHIL_NP 380-0 Grantsmanship for the Research Professional *Elective

This executive education-style workshop course teaches and enhances skills associated with effective grant opportunity identification, preparation, writing, and submission to Researchers engaged in research as well as Research Administrators responsible for pursuing grant opportunities. Strategies for developing grant proposals that support both hypothesis-driven and need-based empirical research activities will be presented, with a focus on opportunities from government, corporate, and foundation sectors. The course is appropriate for Researchers at all levels (trainees through early/mid-career faculty) and Research Administrators conducting or supporting research in the biological, clinical, life sciences, medical and natural sciences; physical sciences and mathematics; social and behavioral sciences; engineering; law; and education. Topics covered in this two-day workshop course include: Grant Resources; Funding Agencies; Funding Opportunity Identification; Research Program Development; Pre- and Post-Award Compliance Primer; Proposal Planning; Proposal Components; Writing the Specific Aims and Narrative Sections; Budget Development; Review Process; Proposal Submission; and, Team Science.

Additional Information:

This is a two-day course offered during the Fall and Spring quarters.


This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.


Fall 2017 Sec #42
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Course Materials:

All course materials are included in the cost of tuition and will be provided in class.

Start/End Dates Day Time Building
12/04/17 - 12/05/17 MTu 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 712
Instructor Location Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 18156