Understanding Philanthropy

Based on the manifesto of philanthropy written by Robert Payton and Dr. Michael Moody, this course examines the unique influence and impact of philanthropy as “voluntary action for the public good,” including the voluntary action of charitable giving that is at the heart of fundraising.

Certificates: Fund Raising Leadership

When and where

March 4, 2021March 5, 2021$990Register
October 7, 2020October 8, 2021$990Registration opening soon.

Dr. Sarah Nathan shares an overview of the course.

Course Details

Understanding Philanthropy is offered in-person  or online.

In-person Schedule
The in-person class is two days in length.

Day 1: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Day 2: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Online Schedule
The online course is four weeks in length.

Each week you'll have a course module to complete. Each module consists of:

  • readings from a PDF study guide
  • viewing a pre-recorded narrated presentation
  • completing a 10-question quiz where you must score a 7 or higher
  • engaging in forum discussions with others
  • and submitting assignments.

More details about the online format and requirements may be viewed here.

View the in-person class agenda.

View the online course agenda.

Please click on the city name for further details and recommended hotel accommodations. Registrants will receive complete course logistical information upon registration.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTE: Tuition payment is due before the class begins and may be paid by credit card, check, or purchase order. All cancellations and transfers are subject to an administrative fee of $275.