Postgraduate Diploma in Management in the field of Philanthropy and Resource Mobilisation

Course Description:

The Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) at Wits Business School aims to build the skills of future leaders in philanthropy and related fields. This programme is designed for students or professionals seeking specialisation


Course basics:

Duration:
One year, modular format

Qualification:
Postgraduate

Programme structure:
1 year

Study mode:
Online

Academic category:
Specialist degree

Elective course streams:
• Philanthropy and Fundraising in African Educational Institutions • Philanthropic Foundations • Innovations in Philanthropy • Philanthropy and Public Policy


Core Courses:

Landscaping African Philanthropy Organising and Managing Resource Mobilisation Measuring and Reporting Performance for Not-for-Profit Organisations Marketing and Communications in Contemporary Philanthropy Working with Communities Ethical Leadership


The Postgraduate Diploma in Management in the field of Philanthropy and Resource Mobilisation is for students and professionals wanting to broaden their understanding of the field of philanthropy in the African context.  It is for those seeking a specialist qualification in fundraising, advancement and partnership building.  This unique programme draws on the latest research in the field and provides an opportunity for you to develop critical thinking and leadership skills as well core competencies as a manager in the philanthropy or non-profit sector.


The Postgraduate Diploma in Management in the field of Philanthropy and Resource Mobilisation is a one-year, full-time programme comprising six Core Courses and a choice of three Electives.

Core courses:

  1. Landscaping African Philanthropy
    The theoretical basis for understanding the role and characteristic features of African philanthropy.
  2. Organising and Managing Resource Mobilisation
    An introduction to the foundational principles and practices of fundraising and resource mobilisation.
  3. Measuring and Reporting Performance of Not-for-Profit Organisations
    This course examines the various measuring/reporting conventions and best practice from both an African and global perspective, including financial reporting and impact investing.
  4. Marketing and Communication in Contemporary Philanthropy
    A comprehensive assessment of the principles of marketing and communication, as well branding and risk management, in the context of African philanthropy.
  5. Working with Communities
    The theory and practice of matters relating to community work through use of case studies in order to provide an understanding of community dynamics and capacity building.
  6. Ethical Leadership
    This course examines the theory and practice of matters relating to ethical leadership including decision-making dilemmas, values, cultural influences, governance and stakeholder engagement.

Electives (choose three):

  • Philanthropy and Fundraising in African Educational Institutions
  • Philanthropic Foundations
  • Innovations in Philanthropy
  • Philanthropy and Public Policy

Textbooks are available on www.mind-matters.co.za


  • A Bachelor’s degree (NQF 7). Non-degreed individuals with working experience will be considered in exceptional cases.
  • Working experience an advantage but not a requirement.
  • A level of competence in Maths and English equivalent to the SA NSC level.
  • Candidates may be required to undergo the WBS admission test.

  • Please ensure that all information is correct and that you have uploaded everything on the checklist (refer to brochure).
  • Should your application be successful an amount of R15 000 will be payable on acceptance. This amount is non-refundable and will be offset against the registration fee payable in your first year.


Disclaimer: Cancellation of programmes by WBS

  • WBS is entitled to cancel or change the date of delivery of a programme without notice and for any reason without incurring any liability to individuals who have applied or are enrolled on the programme or any funders of such individuals (“participants” or “funders of participants”).
  • Without derogating from the aforesaid, and insofar as it possible, WBS will provide the participants or funders of the participants with 30 (thirty days) days written notice of any cancellation or changes in the dates of delivery of the programme. 
  • Insofar as the programme is cancelled or rescheduled prior to delivery of the programme then in that event the participants and funders of the participants will not be charged the full programme fees.

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