A History and Introduction to Fundraising

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 09:00 am to 03:00 pmLocation: N/A - online


Registration for this course is closed. Please contact us at [email protected] to inquire about any remaining spaces or to be placed on a waiting list.

This class will explore the history of philanthropy in the US, how it has developed up to the current day, and its role in ensuring that equity, diversity, inclusion, access, and belonging exists within the nonprofit sector. We will discuss current fundraising practices and trends in the philanthropic marketplace and whether the practices of philanthropy and fundraising have evolved with society. This will include topics such as donor motivation, board engagement in fundraising, and donor retention. Participants will leave with an understanding of how the historical legacy of philanthropy relates to a fundraiser’s work today and how we might challenge some of the harmful practices to build a more just future for philanthropy and fundraising.

SKU: N/A Category: Audience: All staff and board members who participate in, or are interested in learning more about fundraising Certificate Programs: Fundraising

Event Location

Date: September 27th, 2023

Location: N/A - online


Member $155
Non-Member $185


  • Dennis Dumpson

    Dennis Maurice Dumpson is an author, thought leader, strategic consultant, and racial equity practitioner. He is Founder and Principal Consultant of #InvestBLK, a boutique racial equity & strategic planning consulting firm specializing in strategy development, training, and coaching for nonprofits and leaders. Prior to #InvestBLK, Dennis served as a Diversity Teaching Fellow & Lecturer with Community College of Philadelphia.

    Previously, he served as the first Director of Community Engagement & Outreach at the Philadelphia International Airport; Managing Director of Development & External Impact at KIPP Philadelphia Schools; and Vice President of Development at Opportunity Finance Network.  He has also served on