SAR3614 - Stewardship and Fundraising

Course Description

This course provides step-by-step instructions designed to help the student construct an operational fundraising plan that is appropriate to the needs of the officer's Corps and/or Unit. Emphasis is given to such issues as meeting deadlines, scheduling special events, and creating an overall plan for fundraising activities to ensure that they all fit together and support Corps/Unit programs.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Create an effective stewardship and fundraising overview plan.
  2. Formulate a calendar of events, mailings, and strategies to attract contributions.
  3. Draw fundraising ideas from financial data.
  4. Survey his/her board to refine its mission.
  5. Produce a basic funding proposal and press kit.
  6. Prepare clear status reports for the board, development staff, and key fundraising participants.
  7. Track progress toward his/her funding goal.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.