Spring 2008 Course Description

Advanced Topics in Management

Section Title: Philanthropy and the Arts
Instructor(s): Deborah Edward
Course: P A 388L - Advanced Topics in Management
(previously Seminar on Topics in Public Management)
Unique Number: 64350
Day & Time: Thursdays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Room: SRH 3.102
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This course fulfills requirements for the following specialization(s):

Description: This course serves as an introduction to philanthropy in the arts for students interested in mobilizing charitable resources. We will examine systems and tools of philanthropy that support arts and culture. The course will begin with an analysis of the role of philanthropy in arts and culture. We will examine vehicles through which funds are disbursed, including foundation and corporate philanthropy, individual and grassroots support, and government funding mechanisms. Issues of donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship will be addressed in the context of real world examples and research findings. The course will connect students to trends and processes of arts philanthropy ? including online giving, database management, funding proposals, high impact philanthropy principles, historical landmarks in arts philanthropy and new giving models to provide a foundation for strategic thinking about arts funding. Class meetings will be organized around a case and a set of readings. Periodically we will host invited guests. Students will be required to participate in case discussions, group projects, and writing assignments related to understanding core topics of arts philanthropy. This course is applicable for students from departments with interest in arts and culture, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility.

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