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University of Kent offers stand-alone Masters-level course in Fundraising and Philanthropy

University of Kent offers stand-alone Masters-level course in Fundraising and Philanthropy

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’.

www.kent.ac.uk/sspssr/postgraduate/taught/ispocs.html

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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