The undergraduate Certificate in Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication (FPC) requires a minimum of 18 s.h. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate. The certificate may be earned by any student admitted to the University of Iowa who is not concurrently enrolled in a UI graduate or professional degree program.
The certificate is designed to provide an understanding of the profession of fundraising, philanthropy, fundraising communication, and nonprofit marketing.
There are many reasons why students might consider earning the FPC certificate—they might be interested in a career in the nonprofit sector after they graduate; they might plan a career in a related field and believe that the FPC certificate would enhance their major; or they might feel passionately about community engagement and making a greater impact in the world, so they want to learn more in the area of philanthropy.
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 journalism and mass communication major's second area of concentration 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.
The following core courses are required.
|FPC:3185||Nonprofit and Fundraising Communication||3|
|MGMT:3500||Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I||3|
Electives and Optional Internship
Students complete the remaining 9 s.h. with elective course work or an optional internship as listed below. Certain special topics courses may fulfill the elective requirement; consult the certificate program coordinator.
Some of these courses have prerequisites, which students must complete before they register for the course. Some require special permission.
|FPC:3633||Philanthropy Communication in a Digital World||3-4|
|ARTH:1080||Writing About the Visual Arts||3|
|ARTS:3400||Grant Writing in the Arts||3|
|COMM:1130||The Art of Persuading Others||3|
|DPA:3510/INTD:3510/THTR:3510||Introduction to Arts Management||3|
|EALL:4130/MUSM:4150||Introduction to Grant Writing||3|
|EVNT:3154/JMC:3154||Foundations of Event Management||3|
|EVNT:3260/JMC:3260||Event Planning Workshop||3|
|GEOG:1070||Contemporary Environmental Issues||3|
|GEOG:1090||Globalization and Geographic Diversity||3|
|HHP:3850/GHS:3850||Promoting Health Globally||3|
|JMC:2200||Principles of Strategic Communication||3|
|JMC:3150/CBH:3150/GHS:3150||Media and Health||3|
|MGMT:3600/NURS:3600/RELS:3701/SSW:3600||Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness II||3|
|MUSM:3001/ANTH:3001/EDTL:3001/SIED: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|