Courses

This basics course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of fundraising for nonprofit organizations.


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An overview of major gifts and planned giving within a comprehensive fund development program.


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Through the use of a modified Development audit participants will better understand the systems and techniques needed to manage a high-performing comprehensive development program.


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Students will gain practice developing the necessary written fundraising messages by writing case statements, appeal letters, grant proposals and press releases.


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This course offers the time and resources to research a fundraising topic of the student's choice to delve deeper into an area of interest - and give a presentation pitch.


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Certificate Programs

A nine-month, 128-hour program covering the growing importance of planned and major gifts, the fundamental relationship between good management, financial and marketing skills, and the ability to development strong case statements for grant proposals. No application required and courses may be taken in any order, but the program will only be offered every other year so students are encouraged to start in September and complete the program in June if possible.
A nine-month, 90-hour program focused on nonprofit leadership, financial management and the broader operational aspects of nonprofits. Classes generally held weekday evenings. No application required and courses may be taken in any order.