Post Graduate Diploma: Philanthropy and Resource Mobilisation is the first academic qualification of its kind on the African continent. It is the culmination of a long-term goal by the Kresge Foundation, Inyathelo: the South African Institute for Advancement and the Centre on African Philanthropy to professionalise the field of Philanthropy, Advancement and Resource Mobilisation.
The Diploma introduces the fields of Philanthropy and Advancement and provides a comprehensive overview of the complex world of grant-making and grant seeking. It allows learners to understand the thinking that shapes resource mobilisation and donor decision-making. The structure of the course is the product of a stakeholder workshop organised by Inyathelo and the Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment. The workshop included key role players in the field and we are enormously grateful to all the participants in the workshop for their contributions.
We would like to thank Bill Moses, managing director for the Kresge Foundation’s Education Program for his wisdom, intellectual contribution and compassion and care in his partnership with Inyathelo and CAPSI. Finally, we are deeply appreciative of the financial support provided by the Kresge Foundation to the field of Advancement in South Africa.