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 315-0 Donor Psychology and The Ask *Core Course

This course explores what makes people want to give money and time to support nonprofits. Students will gain both a historical perspective, as well as opportunities for simulation and role-play for the “big ask.” Students will also explore the key fundraising questions driving organizational success, sustainability, and strategy, while also focusing on what drives donors to give, from tax strategy to intergenerational planning to career trajectory to family wealth dynamics.

Additional Information:

This is a three-day course offered during the Spring quarter.


Spring 2017 Sec #42
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Course Materials:

Charity and Philanthropy For Dummies. Muth, Karl T., Michael T. S. Lindenmayer, and John Kluge. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2014. ISBN-10: 1-119-94187-3 | ISBN-13: 978-1-119-94187-3

Start/End Dates Course Sync Time Building
06/05/17 - 06/07/17 MTuW 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 711
Instructor Course Format Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 37953