This course provides an introduction to the critical role that fundraising and philanthropy play in nonprofit organizations in the U.S. Most nonprofit organizations - educational, social and human services-related, cultural, environmental - rely at least to some extent on funds that they raise from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Therefore, individuals who work at nonprofit organizations - even those who are not development officers - need to be aware of how fundraising works and the specific tools and strategies that organizations deploy to cultivate donors. In this course we will explore various modes of fundraising and the activities associated with each. We will also investigate why different types of donors are motivated to give, as well as the obligations that nonprofit organizations have to their donors.