Welcome to LAS 6291: TCD Fundraising

TCD Fundraising 2016: Mirelis, Percy, Kirsten, Dana, and Arjun.  (Photo: E. Bruna)

TCD Fundraising 2016: Mirelis, Percy, Kirsten, Dana, and Arjun. Please support their Crowdfunding Projects! (Photo: E. Bruna).

This is the web page for LAS 6291: Fundraising for Tropical Conservation & Development. Our goals are (1) to introduce students in the TCD Program to the diverse set of private and public sources for funding their activities (2) to develop the skills needed to fundraise from these sources, and (3) to understand the ethical and legal issues surrounding fundraising. As in all TCD courses, we learn by doing.  After completing the course, students will be able to:

  1. Design and implement a crowd-funding project
  2. Use social media to improve success of fundraising effort
  3. Develop targeted fundraising plan
  4. Create donor/funding organization lists and profiles
  5. Conduct a direct mail campaign
  6. Prepare a letter of inquiry or concept paper
  7. Plan fundraising event