Course description

Look at fundraising from both a non-profit and a private sector perspective. From the non-profit perspective, discuss how to raise funds. On the corporate side, discuss how to create programs that provide funding.

Learner outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand the role philanthropy and fund development play in the management of a non-profit organization.
  • Enhance their knowledge and understanding of the non-profit sector in Canada including its breadth, diversity, challenges, constituents, and contributions to individuals, communities, and beyond;
  • Recognize the role philanthropy plays in our society with particular emphasis on corporate philanthropy and why it is considered to be a good business strategy;
  • Describe what competencies are required to work in fund development;
  • Manage basic communication strategies and plans that support fund development;
  • Create and manage a fundamental fund development plan, including making decisions on fundraising methods that may be applied to accomplishing the goals of the plan, resources needed to accomplish the fund development goals, communications that support fund development, and stewardship and donor recognition programs.


Recommended course preparation: XNPC 20008 - Introduction to Non-profit Management

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Section title
Fund Development and Corporate Philanthropy
ON - Online
Oct 21, 2024 to Nov 18, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
TXMO non-credit $429.00
Section Notes

•   This is an online, asynchronous course; it is not an independent study course. There are set due dates for graded and non-graded assessments and students are required to actively participate throughout the course via discussion and other activities. 

•   Before your course begins, ensure your MyMRU account is activated. Step-by-step instructions for account activation can be found here. Once you have activated your account and have your MyMRU login information, you can log into your MRU Google account using your @mtroyal.ca email address and set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Help with your Google account can be found here, and help setting up MFA can be found here.

•   Course content will be available on the D2L Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) 3 days prior to the start date of your course. You must be logged in to your MRU Gmail account to access D2L Brightspace. Your instructor will be available on the course start date.

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•  For questions about this course or other information, contact cebusiness@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.6861 / 1.888.392.3655 toll-free.

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