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PSMA 7301 Nonprofit Fundraising, Development, and Grant Writing


The course will examine the principles, techniques, and issues surrounding resource development in nonprofit organizations. We will examine various nonprofit fundraising strategies for resource development from private sources, including individuals, corporations, and foundations, including the annual fund, capital campaigns, and endowment support. Additional topics covered are the role of the board in resource development, ethical issues in nonprofit fundraising, and government regulations. Through the development of a grant for a nonprofit organization, this course will also provide a hands-on approach to grant writing and grant management. Students will be guided through the entire grant submission process, including proposal development, locating funding sources, and the reviewer evaluation. The course also includes a section on effective grants management, i.e., steering a grant through successful completion form the time of the grant award through completion of the grant evaluation.