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Global Affairs and Fundraising Certificate in Fundraising

Diploma Description

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The Certificate in Fundraising is designed for those in fundraising, marketing, finance, nonprofit management, and related fields who are interested in gaining a greater understanding of the fundraising profession and complementing their course work with experience in the field. This certificate consists of three required courses and three electives.

Must be completed within

3 years

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

REQUIRED COURSES

All Courses Required

Fundraising Concepts and Practices

Learn theories and concepts of fundraising, from the basics to new ideas, with applications to practical cases and situations.

2020 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Writing for Fundraising: Grant Proposals and Case Statements

Learn how to create a viable communication strategy for a nonprofit organization—a necessity for fundraising program success.

2020 Fall
1 section

Law, Ethics, and Board Governance in Philanthropic Organizations

Examine institutions, processes, and policies related to ethical behavior, legal compliance, and effective governance in the nonprofit sector.

ELECTIVES

Complete 3

Major Gifts for Nonprofit Organizations

Learn about the solicitation process and management tools, such as moves management, prospect research, and identification of major prospects.

2020 Fall
1 section

Perspectives on Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy

Examine the philosophy that motivates corporate and foundation giving, reviewing past and current trends and priorities.

2020 Fall
1 section

Philanthropy and Fiscal Management

Gain a basic overview of nonprofit financial management, including tax-exempt status, financial statement preparation, and reporting.

Planned Giving

Discuss planned giving techniques and their benefits, tax and otherwise, to encourage donors to leave meaningful charitable legacies.

2020 Fall
1 section

Digital Storytelling, Innovation, and Fundraising

Learn to leverage digital platforms to effectively raise awareness about a cause, diversify fundraising, and innovate to become more relevant.

2020 Summer
+ 1 more semester
4 sections

Annual Appeal Campaigns

Acquire annual appeal process fundamentals and techniques to increase individual donors’ support, and learn how to cultivate new donors.

Prospect Research

This course teaches the practical research skills needed for fundraising.

General Admission Requirements

For those who have completed some college Completion of 32 credits with at least 2 years work experience OR 60 credits with no work experience required

Fundraising Concepts and Practices

Learn theories and concepts of fundraising, from the basics to new ideas, with applications to practical cases and situations.

2020 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Writing for Fundraising: Grant Proposals and Case Statements

Learn how to create a viable communication strategy for a nonprofit organization—a necessity for fundraising program success.

2020 Fall
1 section

Law, Ethics, and Board Governance in Philanthropic Organizations

Examine institutions, processes, and policies related to ethical behavior, legal compliance, and effective governance in the nonprofit sector.

Major Gifts for Nonprofit Organizations

Learn about the solicitation process and management tools, such as moves management, prospect research, and identification of major prospects.

2020 Fall
1 section

Perspectives on Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy

Examine the philosophy that motivates corporate and foundation giving, reviewing past and current trends and priorities.

2020 Fall
1 section

Philanthropy and Fiscal Management

Gain a basic overview of nonprofit financial management, including tax-exempt status, financial statement preparation, and reporting.

Planned Giving

Discuss planned giving techniques and their benefits, tax and otherwise, to encourage donors to leave meaningful charitable legacies.

2020 Fall
1 section

Digital Storytelling, Innovation, and Fundraising

Learn to leverage digital platforms to effectively raise awareness about a cause, diversify fundraising, and innovate to become more relevant.

2020 Summer
+ 1 more semester
4 sections

Annual Appeal Campaigns

Acquire annual appeal process fundamentals and techniques to increase individual donors’ support, and learn how to cultivate new donors.

Prospect Research

This course teaches the practical research skills needed for fundraising.