• Discover best practices in fundraising
  • Learn from seasoned fundraisers
  • Enhance your career
  • Network with a community of fundraising professionals

Courses & Schedule

All courses are held ONLINE. 

Fees:  $195 per course

Courses may be taken individually; completion of certificate is not required.

Foundations for Fundraising

April 6 - May 3, 2015

This course is a comprehensive overview of the multi-disciplinary process of fundraising. Topics include the history of fundraising, ethics, environmental trends, strategic planning methodologies and how to engage volunteers in fundraising plans.

Tools for Big Gifts

April 6 - May 3, 2015

This course is the "toolbox" which contains information and instruction on methods to develop prospects and donors for the large gifts—those that can make a critical difference in the operations and programs of nonprofit organizations. Participants will understand the principles of capital campaigns and planned giving; practice asking techniques; and gain assessment strategies to be able to analyze their organization’s fundraising programs.

The People

May 11 - June 7, 2015

This course focuses on how to support the people who sustain nonprofit organizations—from volunteers and staff, to board members and other groups. Participants will learn key volunteer recruitment and team building strategies; develop tools to improve board development, performance, training and self-assessment.

Tools for Annual Giving

Next offering: Fall 2015

This course provides all the methods and programs for developing prospects and donors to sustain the annual operations of the nonprofit organization. Participants will be equipped to apply the development process to their organization; evaluate, design and produce mail, telephone, internet and social media fundraising campaigns; focus their corporate and foundation fundraising efforts.