This Certificate Program is designed for those who are not full-time fundraising professionals, or not formally trained in fundraising, but seek instruction in the basic skills and methods of resource development. With its strong grounding in the concepts, trends and practices that guide successful and ethical fundraising, you will become versed in the full processes of this desired skill. The program is also useful for those who assist with fundraising and for executive directors and board members who seek increased confidence and knowledge to support their roles as fundraisers for their causes.

From introductory level courses that emphasize program strategy, management practices and mission, to a progression toward advanced level courses that focus on each of the major fundraising strategies, you will gain knowledge that will enable you to design and execute each activity. The Certificate culminates with the steps to create your own fundraising plan.

This Certificate is worth 5.4 Continuing Education Units from The Nonprofit Center, 54 CFRE Points and requires nine full-day courses, listed below:

  • Building an Individual and Major Gifts Campaign
  • Creating a Corporate Sponsorship Program
  • Creating and Implementing a Successful Direct Mail Program
  • Fundamentals of Fundraising
  • Guide to Finding and Getting Grants
  • Donation Management
  • Recipes for Successful Special Events
  • How to Launch a Legacy Planned Giving Program
  • Leveraging the Power of Fundraising Tools

Costs:  Package price (requires Membership):  $929
Member rate:  $1,032
Non-Member rate:  $1,431

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Consider these additional E- Learning Opportunities:

  • Creating a Campaign Feasibility Study
  • Building an All-Star Fundraising Team
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Motivating the Millennial Donor



Start planning for fall when 70 nonprofit professional development opportunities launch.  Details coming in August, but until then, call us at 215-951-1701.