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Major Gifts for Nonprofit Organizations

Major gifts have significant impact on nonprofit organizations because they allow them to provide new programming, to build or improve the physical plant, or to enhance current operations. Whether your organization is a small shop or a larger nonprofit, the management of the major gift operation is critical to success in securing major gifts. This course will discuss the solicitation process and management tools, such as moves management, prospect research, and identification of the top-25 to top-100 major prospects. Managers are responsible for the confidential information developed about potential contributors; as such, the ethical and legal aspects of confidential information will be discussed. The board members or trustees also are critical players in the solicitation of major gifts, and this course will focus on their partnership with fundraisers.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of the solicitation process and management tools, such as moves management, prospect research, and identification of the top-25 to top-100 major prospects
  • An understanding of the ethical and legal aspects of confidential information
  • An understanding of the partnership between fundraisers and board members in the solicitation of major gifts

Ideal for

  • Major gift officers or directors in small nonprofits
  • Development committee members
  • Career changers with interest in the nonprofit sector
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.