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The fundraising academy: an experimental model combining knowledge exchange, real-life professional training and the development of socio-emotional intelligence.

Devis-Rozental, M., 2020. The fundraising academy: an experimental model combining knowledge exchange, real-life professional training and the development of socio-emotional intelligence. In: Devis-Rozental, Maria and Clarke, S., eds. Humanising Higher Education: A positive approach to wellbeing. London: Palgrave Macmillan. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-57430-7

Abstract

This chapter presents the case study of Bournemouth University’s Fusion Fundraising Academy, and the role that practical experience plays in the development of soft skills for students and interns. It addresses Devis-Rozental’s theory of socio-emotional intelligence having a positive impact on others and our environment, and discusses the abstract idea of leading beyond authority as coined by Common Purpose. It highlights the need for wellness and resilience in fundraisers, and addresses the most common graduate skills gaps, as identified by The Institute of Student Employers. The chapter details the steep learning curve experienced by both the interns and the university staff who developed and ran the Academy, and highlights the lessons learned for other institutions considering the model.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:978-3-030-57429-1, 978-3-030-57430-7
Number of Pages:188
Group:University Executive Team
ID Code:34586
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:23 Sep 2020 11:46
Last Modified:23 Sep 2020 11:52

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