When we answer the call of leadership to an NGO, a community-based non-profit or a local church, we accept the responsibility to raise the necessary financial resources to fulfill its mission. This course focuses on learning and applying resource development good practices within local churches and community-based non- profits. Its premise is that any organization that accepts donations (e.g., individual donations, foundation or government grants, tithes, and other sources) and incurs operating expenses, is accountable to donors (e.g. boards, members, employees, volunteers, clients, or donors). Organizations that discover new ways to communicate the relevance and urgency of the need, the proficiency of their experience, and the right engagement with donors can raise the necessary resources to accomplish their mission.
Through this course, students will reflect on resource development and fundraising from a biblical, ethical, and principled approach, which utilizes good resource development practices.
Students who complete this course, will articulate a personal/organizational philosophy of resource development and create a 3-year resource development plan for a community-based organization, NGO or a local church.
This cousre will be synchronous remote only (section 9101)