Perspectives on Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy
This course examines the philosophy that motivates corporate and foundation giving by reviewing institutional philanthropy’s past and current trends and priorities, competing forces, characteristics, and strategic issues. The roles of the CEO, development staff, grant writers, shareholders, investors, employees, and community are discussed. As this is a unique moment in history for everyone including those involved in philanthropy, this semester will integrate the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic and the focus on racial and social justice as a result of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Note: Full participation in Perspectives on Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy is applicable for 20 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
You'll Walk Away with
- An understanding of institutional philanthropy’s past and current trends and priorities, competing forces, characteristics, and strategic issues
- Knowledge of corporate or foundation funders’ guidelines and missions
- Fundraising staff
- Corporate and foundation directors
- Grant writers