PA 593 Financing Nonprofit/Community Services
F2P 2006 DL
M.I.H.E. Masters of Integrated Humanities and EducationM.S.A. Nonprofit ManagementB.A. English
October 23-December 17
Textbook: Securing Your Organization's Future by Michael Seltzer (Revised and Expanded Edition)Foundation Center: New York, 2001ISBN: 0-87954-900-9
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Week One:1. Read assigned readings.2. Answer posted threaded discussion questions. 10 POINTS3. Complete an Assessment Questionnaire (see "Homework" in Week One for more information).4. Create a (free) log-in and password at www.charitynavigator.org and www.guidestar.org. 5. Look up 3 nonprofit organizations on Charity Navigator and Guidestar.org idenitify one that you will explore further and contact throughout the term (see assignments for Weeks 2-8 below).
Week Two:1. Read assigned readings. 2. Answer posted threaded discussion questions. 10 POINTS3. Identify which organization you will work with throughout the semester (hereafter called "your" organization). Look at their website. Look up their 990 form on www.Guidestar.org or www.charitynavigator.org. Write a 2-3 page paper about the organization, including information about their mission, programs and finances. (See "Homework" in Week 2 for specific guidelines). 10 POINTS4. Once you choose "your" organization, be prepared to contact them to discuss their programs and fundraising methods (See "Homework" in Weeks 2 and 3 for specific guidelines; assignment due by the end of Week 3).Week Three:1. Read assigned readings. 2. Answer posted threaded discussion questions. 10 POINTS3. Contact "your" organization if you have not already done so. Write a paper based on your interview with "your" organization. (See "Homework" in Weeks 2 and 3 for specific guidelines.) 10 POINTS4. Look ahead to Weeks 4, 5 and 6 for future assignments.
Week Four:1. Read assigned readings.2. Answer posted threaded discussion questions. 10 POINTS3. Click on Proposal Writing Short Course from the Foundation Center. Review this Short Course and prepare to use it for the remainder of the term to complete a write a grant proposal for "your" organization.Week Five:1. Read assigned readings.2. Answer posted threaded discussion questions. 10 POINTSWeek Six:1. Read assigned readings.2. Answer posted threaded discussion questions. 10 POINTS3. Write a draft case statement/executive summary and a statement of need for "your" organization using the Foundation Center Short Course (See "Homework" in Weeks 3-6 for specific guidelines). 10 POINTS4. Write a draft of "your" Organization's Project Description using Foundation Center Short Course (See "Homework" in Weeks 3-6 for specific guidelines). 10 POINTS5. Using the Foundation Center's Prospect Worksheet, identify at least one foundation from the Foundation Center's by clicking on their Foundation Finder who might fund "your" organization to whom you could apply for funding (See "Homework" in Weeks 3-6 for specific guidelines). 10 POINTSWeek Seven:1. Read assigned readings.2. Answer posted threaded discussion questions. 10 POINTS3. Write a draft of "your" organization's project Budget using the Foundation Center Short Course (See "Homework" in Week 7 for specific guidelines). 10 POINTSWeek Eight:1. Write a final draft of "your" organization's grant proposal, including a conclusion (See "Final Project" in Course Home for specific guidelines). 70 POINTS
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