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The Institute of Fundraising and Philanthropy

Building Social Communicators in India and South Asia

The Institute of Fundraising and Philanthropy is launching a three-month, online certificate course in communication and Fundraising in May 2009. The course divided into four modules has been designed for individuals to acquire skills and understand the systems and methodologies required to make a start in communication and fundraising.

The duration of the course is three months and includes a four week internship. The course fee is Rs 15,000. Any graduate with an interest in working for the voluntary sector as well as experienced marketing/ communications/ fundraising professionals are eligible for the course.

The distinctive features of the course are its online and practical nature with high flexibility. The course is developed by subject and technical experts and mentored by domain specialists who have done this for the last fourteen years.

A fundraiser in a voluntary organisation is responsible for all aspects of communicating and raising money, from individuals, foundations, corporations and the government. This calls for excellent communication and organising skills to develop effective appeals, grant proposals, campaigns and events. Being an essential part of an organisation?s success, trained fundraisers are highly sought after in the voluntary sector and can begin with an approximate salary of Rs 15,000, depending on the organisation.

The Institute of Fundraising and Philanthropy in Bangalore, India, builds skills and nurtures social communicators and fundraisers to effectively communicate and engage society in causes; while helping voluntary organisations raise resources and be accountable. IFP builds on training experience since 1995, arising out of skill-building workshops, custom-built courses and hands-on experience of adapting learning for over 1,000 small, medium and large voluntary organisations in India and South Asia.

For more information and detailed brochure, contact or Nisha Purushothaman ( or Nino Charles (

An initiative of MCC MCC ? Murray Culshaw Consulting No. 583 Vyalikaval HBCS Layout Nagawara, Veerannapalya Bangalore 560 045 T +91-80-4343 7373/ 3271 2622 M 0 9880688075 Website :

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