Tackling Finance in the Social Sector: From Fundraising to Impact Investment

4-week online course
Start date: October 25, 2022

Tackling Finance in the Social Sector: From Fundraising to Impact Investment

4-week online course
Start date: July 26, 2022

It may seem something simple. It’s just semantics: donation vs. investment. But I think to a millennial, who’s grown up in a very different world, one that’s more participatory because of the digital tools that we have, to them they want to feel like they’re making an investment. Not just that they’re investing their capital, but they’re investing emotionally.

– Amy Webb, Author and Founder of the Future Today Institute

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Don’t try to raise money.  If you try to raise money, you will fail. If you try to become the most high performing, effective organization in the world, people will flock to support you. An effective investment and partnership operation will give you money to change the world. This course will teach you how.

In these uncertain times, the financial viability of your project or organization is more important than ever. This Fundraising and Impact Investment course will teach you how to get the funds you need to start, sustain and create a bigger impact with your work.

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Don’t try to raise money.  If you try to raise money, you will fail. If you try to become the most high performing, effective organization in the world, people will flock to support you. An effective investment and partnership operation will give you money to change the world. This course will teach you how.

In these uncertain times, the financial viability of your project or organization is more important than ever. This Fundraising and Impact Investment course will teach you how to get the funds you need to start, sustain and create a bigger impact with your work.

Who should take this course?

This course is for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge in regards to funding and resource development. It is perfect for innovators, fundraisers, board members, entrepreneurs, nonprofit and for-profit professionals alike. This course offers great insight on how to fund your wild ideas, or how to sustain a meaningful ongoing project that is struggling for funding.

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Flexible schedule and compelling content

With an average of 4-8 hours of work per week, this online course is made for your busy schedule: It includes videos, live webinars, articles, and forums for discussions.

Course Format

This is an online course. Each week, a new module opens that includes videos, articles, and forums for discussions that can be completed offline at a convenient time for the participant.

The course also includes live sessions, which are not mandatory but highly recommended for creating connections with other participants and digging into course materials. Live session times are announced approximately one week before the course begins, as we do our best to take into account the time zones present in each class when we decide on session times.

What to expect: Course skills and Benefits

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A Financial Plan

A financial plan and budget projection for your new or growing organization that delivers social good.

Certificate

You’ll get a certificate from the Centre for Executive Education within the United Nations established University for Peace.

Practical Tools

Dominate organizational development, technology, teamwork and agile leadership skills and hacks for fundraising excellence.

Personalized Feedback

Close communication with your course facilitator to gain crucial, personalized feedback.

Marketing Materials

Leave with marketing materials to sell your ideas to social good purchasers.

Dynamic Learning

You’ll get an engaging, dynamic experience that allows you to connect and learn by doing.

Skills and Mindset

Obtain the skills and mindset to cultivate, grow and retain strong relationships with funders, investors and partners.

International Network

Deep relationships with a tight-knit, international network of alumni.

This course counts as part of the Diploma in Social Innovation or Global Leadership Diploma.

  • Week 1: Introducing Lean Canvas: Effective strategies to show that we are a worthwhile investment
  • Week 2: Introducing Segmentation 2.0: Relationships: Exploring Experience, Journey, and Jobs to Be Done
  • Week 3: Crunching Those Numbers
  • Week 4: Communication: How to Plan Marketing and Build Relationships Inside and Outside of Your Organization

The final deliverable is developing a funder engagement packet that includes all the tools learned during the course.

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fundraising facilitator

Shelly Galvin is leading technology learning company CBT Nuggets’ Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Engagement. Shelly is a pioneer of modern corporate philanthropy. She has worked as a fundraiser and consultant globally with nonprofit organizations, NGOs, and social entrepreneurs. She also worked on a proposal development and business development team with small companies in Africa and the Middle East competing for USAID project funding.

Shelly has s won funding for projects large and small, from a $5,000 campaign for diversity in education training for local teachers to a $300M infrastructure project for USAID West Bank/Gaza. Most recently, she helped NGO Drop in the Bucket win $100,000 from Coca Cola to aid South Sudanese refugees, the first time Coca Cola’s philanthropic arm has supported disaster relief efforts. Shelly holds a diploma in Social Innovation from the University for Peace (UPEACE) Centre for Executive Education.

This is a 4-week online course starting October 25th, 2022. This course runs two to three times a year, so if this isn’t the right date for you, ask us about future offerings at centre@upeace.org.

The course is designed with a flexible schedule to accommodate working professionals and includes personalized feedback from your instructor.

$595 tuition rate for the 4-week online course. A certificate is awarded upon completion by the Centre for Executive Education at the University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Have a question? Contact us at centre@upeace.org with inquiries or to set up a phone call, or visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

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