This course examines the fundamental role of fundraising programs within nonprofit organizations. Students will learn to craft communications materials for key constituencies and stakeholders, identify and develop a well-balanced base of support from individual donors and institutional funders (foundations, corporations, government agencies) and gain knowledge of common fundraising cycles and philanthropy programs. The course will also cover the cultivation and solicitation of individuals, the role of boards in fundraising, grant writing and special events. Throughout the course, there will be discussions on ethical issues, technical tools and skills and the management of fundraising departments within a nonprofit organization. The goal of this course is to ensure that each student gains a broad and sophisticated understanding of resource development/fundraising.