Charity Marketing and Fundraising

City University London
En Islington (Inglaterra)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Islington (Inglaterra)
  • Cuándo:
    Septiembre 2017

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Charity Marketing and Fundraising
  1. 2016 Entry
  2. 2017 Entry
  • Overview
  • Course structure and content
  • Our course professionals
  • Students
  • Course fees and expenses

There is a growing recognition, that in addition to a common body of knowledge all managers need in order to succeed, there are critical specialist areas for managers which provide a sound understanding of all aspects of their work and a springboard for further career progression.

This postgraduate course is designed for managers working at a senior level in charities and not-for profit organisations who wish to gain a recognised academic qualification.

Introduction by Professor Stephen Lee

The charity degree course aims to

  • Develop a broad, informed and critical understanding of the complex issues surrounding fundraising and strategic planning
  • Explore the use of marketing as a strategic tool
  • Examine the importance of fundraising and marketing to an organisation's long-term and sustainable future
  • Explore the effects of external environment and regulation on fundraising and marketing
  • Develop skills in the management of resources.

Students should be highly motivated managers and will normally have a good first degree, a related professional qualification or at least three years wholly relevant experience.

Course structure and content

Postgraduate Diploma

The Postgraduate Diploma is offered on a part time basis and is taught over a period of 12 months. The Diploma consists of four core modules, plus three specialist pathway modules. The core modules are shared by all five Centre for Charity Effectiveness postgraduate courses.

All courses are taught at Cass Business School and will require attendance one weekend a month commencing on the Friday afternoon at 13:00 to 21:00 and finishing on Saturday at 18:00.

Additional times of attendance will be required:

  • On the Induction Day
  • For Action Learning Set meetings (usually alternate months on the Friday morning of the teaching weekend)
  • The Resource Management module exam
Term dates October 2016 intake


07 October 2016

Learning and Understanding the Voluntary Sector

07 - 08 October 2016

Strategy, Diversity and Governance

11 - 12 November 2016
09 - 10 December 2016

Marketing & Fundraising

13 - 14 January 2017

Resource Management

10 - 11 February 2017
10 - 11 March 2017
07 - 08 April 2017

Exam*  05 May 2017


19 - 20 May 2017
09 June 2017

Exam*  07 July 2017

Fieldwork exercise

10 June 2017
14 - 15 July 2017

Fieldwork exercise

process to be completed by early August 2017

Course Review Day

08 September 2017

*All other modules are assessed by coursework.

Module outlines Learning and Understanding the Voluntary Sector

This module represents the starting point for you and the opportunity to learn about the process of learning and establishing plans for learning on the programme.  The vital 'Learning Contract' is developed on this module, and forms the basis of the learning throughout the Masters programme.

It also offers a perspective on leading public/voluntary sector debates within an historical context, alongside a more enduring understanding of scholarly approaches to the understanding of developments and changes in the relationship between government and the voluntary sector.

Resource Management This module aims to enables the student to:
  • Provide students with an understanding of the principles of resource management within the specialist context of charities
  • Definitions and the legal framework of charities and voluntary organisations
  • The role of the Charity Commission
  • Sources of finance for the charity sector
  • Introduction to general accounting principles
  • Charity accounts and regulatory framework
  • Understanding, interpreting and analysing charity accounting statements
  • Costing and budgeting in voluntary organisations
  • Risk assessment
  • Outsourcing
  • Appraising, appointing and dismissing auditors and other resource consultants and experts
  • IT Strategic appraisal and implementation
  • The nature of Human Resource Management
  • Human resource and personnel issues including training and development, reward and retention and effective selection and recruitment
Marketing and Fundraising

This module aims to enables the student to:

  • To provide students with the concepts, underpinning knowledge, skills and techniques to plan and develop marketing and operations systems
  • Enable students to analyse marketing needs, evaluate marketing plans, in the context of applying marketing concepts to their own organisation
  • Effective Marketing Information Systems
  • Development of a marketing strategy
  • Product/Service policy and new product development
  • Role of communications
  • Branding
  • Pricing as a value-added marketing tool
  • Capacity planning - resources planning and allocation
  • Total Quality Management
  • Stakeholder/Customer care
Strategy, Diversity and Governance

This module aims to enables the student to:

  • To develop a broad knowledge and conceptual base in the field of strategy development, diversity and governance
  • Introduce practical tools to help improve the quality of an organisation's strategic response to the changing environment
  • Introduce practical tools to help improve the ability of the organisation and its managers and leaders to build a diverse workforce
  • Enhance appreciation of the constraints and opportunities offered by the changing governance and service-delivery frameworks which affect voluntary organisations
  • Improving an organisation's strategic response by use of strategy and diversity management and theory
  • Approaches to developing strategy
  • Approaches to managing diversity
  • The changing environment of the voluntary sector
  • Case studies on the application of strategic planning and diversity
Fieldwork Exercise This module aims to enables the student to:
  • Undertake a 'tailored' learning experience associated with and/or within a charity or relevant organisation in order to expand your professional (fundraising or marketing) competences and management capacity
  • Negotiate a series of learning experiences including studying in an organisation different from your own
  • Analyse alternative approaches to improving your own and your organisation's effectiveness
  • Consider any ethical issues that have arisen from your engagement with the module and how you dealt with them.
  • Negotiate the approach to the fieldwork exercise with appropriate colleagues (approval to be sought from the module leader)
  • 4-5 days gaining an insight into chosen organisation’s/individual’s role and working practices
  • Apply relevant theories and models learnt on the programme in preparation of a report
  • Apply the learning to your own organisation and yourself.

This module aims to enables the student to:

  • Develop a broad, informed and critical understanding of the complex issues surrounding fundraising
  • Fundraising techniques
  • Fundraising Charity Law and Regulation, and Charity Commission Regulations
  • Tax effectiveness
  • Codes of Practice
  • Fundraising Strategic development, monitoring and evaluation
  • Development and creation of partnerships and joint working
  • Public and Media Relations
  • Information technology and New Media
  • Employment, outsourcing and leadership
  • Current fundraising research and trends
Strategic Charity Marketing

This module aims to enables the student to:

  • Provide an enhanced consideration of marketing as a strategic tool and to introduce the strategic management aspects of charity marketing
  • The integral nature of marketing concept within a charity organisation
  • The influences of marketing in a rapidly changing environment
  • The differences/or similarities of applying marketing concepts to charities compared with commercial organisations
  • The role of the Marketing Director
  • Risk evaluation
  • Communications within the marketing role
  • Current legal and regulations affecting marketing

MSc Conversion

Upon successful completion of the diploma, you will be given the option to continue to the MSc. This requires completion of the Research Methods for Managers module.

This can be followed by a further six months of personal, supervised research and the presentation of a 15,000-word dissertation.

Alternatively, you can opt to take a taught Masters which allows you to choose specialist modules from one of the other Charities programmes.

Term Dates

Research Methods for Managers

January 2018

Dissertation or Taught Masters Option

completion by the middle of September 2018

Our course professionals

The Course Director is Professor Paul Palmer, who is also the academic leader on the Charity Accounting and Financial Management course. The course team draws upon staff in the Centre for Charity Effectiveness like Caroline Copeman and the wider Business School including Professor Jenny Harrow, Dr Peter Grant (Grantmaking, Philanthrophy and Social Investment academic leader), Professor Stephen Lee (Marketing and Fundraising academic leader), Professor John Hailey (NGO Management academic leader and Atul Patel (Voluntary Sector Management academic leader).

The internal course team is supported by leading sector practitioners, for example Geraldine Peacock, Stuart Etherington and Stephen Bubb together with professional firms, all of whom bring their skills to each of the courses.


Students for all five courses in the Charities Masters Programme will be highly motivated individuals who bring a wide range of professional competence, skills and experience from a wide range of charitable and not-for-profit organisations. Gender is evenly balanced across all the courses and there are no age barriers.

Students will normally have a good first degree, a related professional qualification or at least three years, wholly relevant experience. If you have more than three years relevant experience, two professional references are acceptable.

Course fees and expenses

Course fees

The fee for the Postgraduate Diploma is £5,850. A deposit of £400 is payable on acceptance of a place and the balance is payable in two instalments, the first on registration and the second in April. For those converting the Diploma to MSc a further £3,150 is payable in the second year.

Students who are sponsored by their employer will need to complete a sponsorship form as part of the application process. An invoice for the full fees will be sent to the employer in October. If the employer is a charity, they can request payment in two instalments by contacting the person named on the invoice. This arrangement allows the charity to spread the fees across two financial years.

Fee Waiver Scheme in response to the current refugee crisis
Cass CCE has now awarded the three bursaries to individuals who, in addition to meeting the normal entrance criteria, can demonstrate they will use this opportunity to strengthen their organisation’s capacity to respond to the refugee crisis or contribute to the wider charitable sector’s response.

Please click here for more information

Other funding opportunities for Masters students

We recommend that you have a back-up source of funding in the event that you are not successful for any Cass scholarships. The below links might be useful as alternative sources of funding, and your home government might also provide scholarships for study abroad.

  • PG Government Loan (UK students)
  • Career Development Loans
  • The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding - contact to request a free copy of this book
Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Please note that self-funded students are able to gain substantial savings on the cost of course fees if they participate in a 'Salary Sacrifice Scheme' with their employer. Students who set up a salary sacrifice scheme with their employer will also need to submit a sponsorship form as part of their application process.

Cass Business School cannot legally provide individual advice on how to benefit from this government scheme. For more information, see below.

Find out more about the Salary Sacrifice Scheme [pdf]

Course expenses

The weekend modules will incur additional accommodation and subsistence expenses for those participants living outside London.

Application deadline

There is no application deadline for this course. However, we do advise you to apply well in advance as competition for places is high and applications are considered on a continuous basis.

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