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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 Mary Catherine Raymond at (804) 287-6302 or

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

Upcoming Courses


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, July 21 and 22, with synchronous (live) sessions, 9am-12pm, Synchronous Online
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 July 27-29, 10am-5pm & Mon-Wed Aug 3-5, 10am-5pm (end at 3pm Aug 5), Synchronous Online
Executing leadership through a crisis, organizational change, or even continuous quality improvement benefits from networking with trusted, knowledgeable partners. The Nonprofit Leadership Lab, presented by The Institute on Philanthropy (IOP) at the University of Richmond, provides that opportunity for leaders and managers of nonprofit organizations. Meeting virtually twice monthly between July and November, cohorts learn about the challenges each person is facing, provide resources, and encourage optimal outcomes. The diverse experience and knowledge that each participant brings are augmented by industry experts who are invited to provide additional insights. Cohort members will brainstorm, coach, and offer peer accountability while building a trusted community of support. Join us during this next offering of IOP's Nonprofit Leadership Lab, where industry best practices and the collective experience of other leaders can benefit your nonprofit organization.

Every other week on Wednesday, starting on 07/15/20 and ending on 11/18/20, Synchronous Online
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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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. This week-long program has been redesigned based on input from students and industry leaders to focus on strategies that drive marketing and communication campaigns and determine the deliverables required to engage prospects.

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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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