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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.

If you have questions about the Institute on Philanthropy, please contact Mary Catherine Raymond at (804) 287-6302 or mraymond@richmond.edu.

IOP Institutes

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 structured around the work that fundraisers do. The format will follow the fundraising cycle and incorporate fundamentals, practical application, discussion 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.


Mon-Wed March 15-17, 10am-5pm & Mon-Wed March 22-24, 10am-5pm (ends at 3pm March 24), Synchronous Online
This institute will help you develop the analytical insight and professional skills you need to elevate public awareness about your nonprofit and generate financial support for its mission. Our week-long program focuses on strategies that drive marketing and communication campaigns and determine the deliverables required to engage prospects.


Every day, starting on 04/19/21 and ending on 04/22/21, Synchronous Online
Executing leadership through a crisis, organizational change, or even continuous quality improvement benefits from networking with trusted, knowledgeable partners. The Leadership Lab for Nonprofit Professionals, presented by the Institute on Philanthropy (IOP) at the University of Richmond, provides this opportunity for leaders and managers of nonprofit organizations. Meeting virtually, our cohort will learn about the challenges each individual is facing, provide resources, and encourage optimal outcomes.


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A growth mindset is the fuel that ignites learning and growth. Understanding what it is, why it matters, and how to activate it can help you become more relevant and resilient, particularly in times of uncertainty and change. This workshop explores the importance of a growth mindset for nonprofits.


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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the course of nearly all aspects of our lives, but nonprofits have been especially hard hit, from operations to fundraising, even affecting their value propositions. In this specially designed session, senior IOP instructors guide participants through a workshop designed to help nonprofits pivot and adapt during difficult times.


Online Tuesday and Wednesday, March 30 and 31, with synchronous (live) sessions, 9am-12pm, Synchronous Online
Join us for this specialty IOP workshop where you will increase your understanding of the donor's perspective, planned giving vehicles, and the vital role of stewardship. Planned giving is a process of attaining a firm foundation in these areas, patiently and strategically managing your program, and consistently stewarding your donors. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to important strategies and best practices for engaging with donors and positively contributing to the success of your organization.


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Specialized Training Session for Tougaloo Board of Trustees led by Melissa M.


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Join us for this new 4-hour workshop where you will learn how to evaluate social media channels, listen carefully to audience needs, and assess the reputation of your nonprofit's brand. This workshop targets best practices in social media, new ways to consider your return on investment, and content planning, all providing you with valuable tools you can use right away to impact your organization's success and reaching your constituents.


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Join us for an intensive three-day program where you will learn how to develop a comprehensive planned giving program. A successful planned giving program is much more than soliciting gifts through wills. It is a process of understanding the donor's perspective, determining the best type of funding possibilities and strategies, researching and identifying donors, marketing the appropriate strategies, and managing a program and stewarding your donors.


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