WIR377 - Non-Profit Funding and Grant Writing

Outline information
Schools offering this subject
Last revision date Oct 12, 2012 3:20:40 PM
Last review date Oct 12, 2012 3:20:40 PM

Subject Title
Non-Profit Funding and Grant Writing

Subject Description
This subject develops a rudimentary awareness of the non-profit sector with a specific focus on Ontario?s settlement sector by exploring the foundations of non-profit organizations, settlement-sector funding and fundraising. Students will gain the basic skills necessary to engage in planning, managing and evaluating a project or program and will apply these skills by developing a funding proposal. Case studies and group exercises will be used throughout the course to enhance student learning.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Through a commitment to weekly readings, active participation in class discussions and successful completion of assigned evaluation methods, students will be able to:

1. Understand context of the non-profit sector including processes and management structures.

2. Identify sources of settlement sector funding.

3. Identify funding challenges for non-profit sector and challenges specific to settlement sector.
4. Understand common fundraising methods and how the needs of a non-profit organization can be best matched with particular types of fundraising.

5. Understand the ethical and legal responsibilities
associated with fundraising.

6. Demonstrate how to plan and evaluate projects.

7. Develop a budget for a project or program.

8. Demonstrate the pre-planning necessary to start a
project or program which addresses specific needs of a
target population.

9. Demonstrate the ability to write a funding proposal.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.