PDM In Philanthropy & Resource Mobilisation

This programme is designed for students who are seeking specialisation in fundraising, advancement and partnership professionals and also sharpening the analytical and critical thinking skills of those whose career trajectory is towards academia and research.


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 this programme is the product of a stakeholder workshop organised by Inyathelo and the Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment. 





This programme is comprised of six compulsory courses and three elective courses.

Compulsory Courses

C1. Landscaping African Philanthropy

C2. Organising and Managing Resource Mobilisation

C3. Measuring and Reporting Performance of Not-for-Profit Organisations

C4. Marketing and Communication in Contemporary Philanthropy

C5. Working with Communities

C6. Ethical Leadership

Elective Courses

E1. Philanthropy and Fundraising in African Educational Institutions

E2. Philanthropic Foundations

E3. Innovations in Philanthropy

E4. Philanthropy and Public Policy

Course details


1 year

Start Date:

June 2022

Applications Open:

01 January 2022

Course Fee:

84 500.00 ZAR

Application Fee:

200.00 ZAR 

Acceptance Fee:

15 000.00 ZAR (offset from course fee)

Applications Notice:

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