Concepts and practices of fundraising (direct mailing, annual, capital campaign, special events, planned giving, major gifts and resource management (budgeting, financial reporting).
- Kim Vogelgesang, Duke Energy Foundation
This class is different from others in our student philanthropy family. It used the “indirect model” – in which the class partners with a community foundation to review applications for funding made to the foundation.
Students read and analyze the applications and make recommendations to the foundation board. The student input is advisory only. The foundation board decides where to invest. Duke’s final decisions are pending.
The experience puts the graduate students in this class in the “real world” of grant-making and connects them with a community foundation making decisions about where to invest its funds.
Kim Vogelgesang, who is the stakeholder engagement manager for the Duke Energy Foundation, was NKU’s contact: “Duke Energy is happy to provide NKU students an opportunity to see firsthand, not only the need in our region, but get an understanding of the nonprofits working to fill those needs and the ways in
which corporate philanthropy plays a role."