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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 mraymond@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.


Online Mondays & Tuesdays, February 14 & 15 and February 21 & 22, Synchronous Online
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.


Online Monday-Wednesday, March 14-16 & March 21-23 from 10am-5pm daily, 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.


No session is currently available for registration

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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. Our week-long program focuses on strategies that drive marketing and communication campaigns and determine the deliverables required to engage prospects.


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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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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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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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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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