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Welcome to the University of Richmond Institute on Philanthropy (IOP)! This is the schedule of IOP classes currently open for registration.

CFRE logoIOP strengthens the community by educating nonprofit professionals, volunteers, donors and community leaders in ethical and effective fundraising, marketing and board development strategies. We design our classes to meet the needs of a variety of nonprofit audiences. IOP offers coursework and week-long certification institutes in several areas for nonprofit staff, managers and board members.

Review some of our upcoming classes and institutes below, and use the navigation menu to view programs by category.

If you have questions about the Institute on Philanthropy, please contact Jackson Knox at 804-287-6684 or jackson.knox@richmond.edu.

If you have questions about the registration system, please contact our Registration Coordinator at (804) 289-8133 or atravis@richmond.edu.

Upcoming Courses

Courses

Join us for an intensive 4-day institute where you will learn how to develop a comprehensive grant writing program for your nonprofit organization. Based on a collaborative, team-driven model of grant writing.


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Join us for an intensive program where the focus is on the 'Art and Science of Fundraising' and is structured around the work that fundraisers do. The format follows the fundraising cycle and incorporates fundamentals, practical applications, discussions of the ways of giving, and more! We are delighted to bring together our expert team of facilitators offering their expertise to non-profit professionals from across the nation.


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This institute will help you develop the analytical insight and professional skills needed for elevating public awareness about your nonprofit and generating financial support for its mission. Our multi-day program focuses on strategies that drive marketing and communication campaigns and determine the deliverables required to engage prospects and current donors. Our team of seasoned nonprofit professionals provides interactive presentations and sessions highlighting a variety of actionable approaches for your organization.


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In philanthropy, stories bring organizational mission to life. Storytelling is one of the most effective ways to connect with others and to find our shared humanity. This course will explore ways to make daily reflection and telling everyday stories a more natural habit. We'll discuss methods and resources to help you express the heart in the heavy, the names behind the numbers. Whether the story is "big" or "small" -- it's the moments within them that move mountains.


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There is no degree in being a nonprofit board member. People join boards because they care. But, anyone involved in a nonprofit knows bad board members: they don't show up, they don't follow through, they disrupt and distract, or they have to be 'managed.' It doesn't have to be this way, and it starts with understanding the role - what it is, and what it isn't. In this course designed for board members or future board members, and for staff who support their boards, we will distill the essential elements of board service and uncover how to be a legendary board member.


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The board of a nonprofit can help tremendously...or hold the organization back. The performance of the board can be the catalyst of success in the nonprofit sector. But, lack of clarity and focus, power imbalances, and poor self-governance can lead to stagnation, staff turnover, mission drift, or worse. In this course designed for board members and staff, you will learn how to build a culture of strong board governance, in turn fueling the mission and avoiding pitfalls that undermine success.


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