Welcome to this ‘taster’ of our MA in Philanthropic Studies.
We are delighted to share with you some resources, ideas and information that are normally only available to registered students. We hope you will enjoy watching the lectures, accessing the reading and resources and that it helps provide some free professional development in these most unusual times.
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The MA programme and Kent Centre for Philanthropy are kindly supported by Pears Foundation
Topic 1: Fundamentals of Philanthropy
- Philanthropy and the Human Condition by guest lecturer Professor Michael Moody, of the Johnson Centre for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University, USA
- ‘What is Philanthropy?’ Section 1 Editor’s introduction in The Philanthropy Reader, edited by Michael Moody & Beth Breeze (pp.3-6 on this link, though feel free to explore the rest of the book!)
- ‘Philanthropy’s Greatest Achievements’
- ‘Is Philanthropy Failing?’
Topic 2: The Art and Science of Fundraising
- ‘Fundraising Models in Strategy‘ by Claire Routley
- Fundraising for Unpopular Causes by Ali Body and Beth Breeze
- ‘We need to stop viewing fundraising as a separate function’ by Dr Lesley Alborough, University of Kent
Topic 3 Volunteering and Society
- ‘Volunteering a Family Affair‘ by Dr Ali Body
- ’The Increasing Role of Voluntary Action in Primary Education’ by Ali Body and Eddy Hogg
- ‘For children, charity is about more than money’ by Dr Ali Body, University of Kent
- Teaching Kids How to Give (podcast with Ali Body)
Topic 4: Major Donor Fundraising
- ‘Million Pound Donations: Who gives them, Who gets them, and Why?’ by Dr Beth Breeze, Centre for Philanthropy, University of Kent
- ‘Why Do Rich People Give?’ by Beth Breeze
- ‘The Role of Prospect Research in Major Donor Fundraising’ by Nicola Williams, Kent MA Philanthropic Studies student (graduated 2019)
- ’The top 5 reasons the rich like to donate to universities’ by Beth Breeze
Topic 5: Working with Donors and Supporters
- ‘Ethical Dilemmas in Donor Advising’ by Emma Beeston, Independent philanthropy adviser and co-designer of Advising Donors module
- ‘Great British Philanthropy: Creating a fellowship of donors to support local communities’ by Beth Breeze
- ‘Should charities accept contrition cash from dubious donors?’ by Beth Breeze, University of Kent
We hope you enjoyed the MA in a Day taster.
For information on studying with us, please visit our course page.