The certificate program prepares students for careers in the growing field of development, institutional advancement, fundraising, donor relations, and public relations for nonprofit organizations.
The Certificate in Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication requires a minimum of 18 s.h. The certificate may be earned by any student admitted to the University of Iowa who is not concurrently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate.
The certificate consists of core courses that provide a foundation in fundraising, writing, media production, and management of nonprofit organizations. Students also choose electives from a range of courses to support their interests in a particular area of nonprofit work. Most students will complete all four core courses. Some students may choose to take three core courses plus an additional elective.
Students majoring in journalism and mass communication may count toward the certificate a maximum of 7 s.h. of journalism credit (prefix JMC) that they earn for the major. The certificate cannot be used to satisfy the major's concentration area requirement. Students minoring in mass communication may count toward the certificate a maximum of 7 s.h. of journalism credit (prefix JMC) that they earn for the minor. Students in other majors should consult with their advisors to learn whether they may count certificate course work toward their majors.
When certificate students register for fundraising and philanthropy communication courses (prefix FPC) that are cross-listed with journalism and mass communication (prefix JMC), they should register for the FPC course number.
The Certificate in Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication requires the following course work.
Students earn a minimum of 9 s.h. in core courses, selecting from the following two sets of courses.
|MGMT:3500||Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I||3|
|Must include at least one of these courses, with both recommended:|
|FPC:3185||Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication||3|
|FPC:3633||Philanthropy Communication in a Digital World||3-4|
Electives and Optional Internship
Students complete a minimum of 5 s.h. in approved elective courses chosen from those listed below. Credit earned for the optional internship counts as elective credit.
The certificate program coordinator may add special topics courses that fulfill certificate requirements to this list.
Some of these courses have prerequisites, which students must complete before they register for the course. Some require special permission.
|ARTH:1080||Writing About the Visual Arts||3|
|ARTH:3080||Marketing, Promoting, Politicking Contemporary Public Art||3|
|ARTS:3400||Grant Writing in the Arts||3|
|COMM:1130||The Art of Persuading Others||3|
|DPA:3510||Introduction to Arts Management||3|
|EALL:4130||Introduction to Grant Writing||3|
|GEOG:1070||Contemporary Environmental Issues||3|
|GEOG:1090||Globalization and Geographic Diversity||3|
|HHP:3850||Promoting Health Globally||3|
|JMC:2200||Principles of Strategic Communication||3|
|JMC:3150||Media and Health||3|
|MGMT:3600||Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness II||3|
|MUSM:3001||Introduction to Museum Studies||3|
|POLI:1600||Introduction to Political Communication||3|
|SSW:2222||Introduction to Social Work||4|
|FPC:2100||Internship in Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication||1-3|