The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent is offering a Masters level module in Spring on 'Fundraising and Philanthropy' as a stand-alone course for people working in the local charity sector.
The course, run by Dr Beth Breeze, provides an up-to-date overview of current academic knowledge about philanthropy and fundraising practice. In addition, the course is worth 20 credits towards a full Masters degree.
The course runs from 13.00 – 15.00 on Tuesdays from 15 January 2013 – 1 April 2013.
A combination of lectures and seminars will cover the following topics:
- Fundraising and Philanthropy at the start of the 21st century
- The history and development of philanthropy
- Corporate philanthropy
- Theories of philanthropy and charitable giving
- Policy-making, government and philanthropy
- Individual donors
- Major donors
- Charitable trusts & foundations
- Fundraising theory and practice
- Media representations of philanthropy and fundraising
Fees will be around £600, and some bursaries are available for those interested in studying for the full Masters degree in ‘Civil Society, NGO and Non Profit Studies’.
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