Course: Fund Development Institute (IOP-FD22)

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.

Participants will also complete their personal Strengths Finder Assessments, and receive individualized results and analysis from our facilitator to further enhance their experience in the Institute and success within their organizations. 

Our Fund Development Institute is designed around the individual needs of fundraising professionals, executive directors, career-changers, and development or program staff who want to learn more to enhance their careers. Classes are taught by nonprofit and fundraising professionals who are experts in their fields and share their real world knowledge and experiences as well as their love of fundraising. 

Course Outline
  • Assessing Readiness
  • Cycle of Fundraising
  • Fundraising Fundamentals
  • Giving Constituency
  • Knowing your Community
  • Event Planning
  • Annual Fund
  • Managing Your Organization
  • Practicing the Ask
  • Corporate/Foundation Relations and Grants
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Strengths in Action
  • Storytelling for Nonprofits
  • Role of Volunteer Leadership
  • Building up a Culture of Philanthropy
Online sessions will be held live as scheduled. Built-in breaks are provided throughout the day. Sessions are also recorded for participants to refer to as needed, with course documents and presentations available electronically. Participants also experience the added benefit of establishing valuable professional relationships within the cohort.

This Institute offers 34 CFRE hours, and students will receive a certificate in Fund Development upon completion of the course.

 Session: IOP324.FNDEV

Schedule: Monday-Wednesday, 7/29-7/31/24 and Monday & Tuesday, 8/5 & 8/6/2024
Times: Times Vary
IOP Course Fee : $1499.00


Name Additional Resources
Melissa Murchison
Kelly del Campo Merricks
Ruth Modlin Ellett
Nick Sollog
Robinette Tiller
Mary Maupai
Laurie Rogers
Jenny Friar
Amanda Kennedy
Dan Stackhouse

Facility Detail

TBD - UR Campus
490 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173