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Fundraising Concepts and Practices

Learn theories and concepts of fundraising, from the basics to new ideas, with applications to practical cases and situations. Current issues in fundraising, including the impact of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement on the nonprofit sector, are integrated into the course. The importance of relationship building to fundraising is a central theme. Campaigns, feasibility studies, and the roles of the executive director and the board in fundraising all are discussed. Approaches to major donor solicitations, corporate and foundation fundraising, planned giving, ethics, and special campaigns are covered.

Note: Full participation in Fundraising Concepts and Practices is applicable for 20 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An overview of the principles of all aspects of fundraising
  • An understanding of the important role of fundraisers in the nonprofit sector

Ideal for

  • Fundraisers
  • Annual giving directors
  • Major gift officers
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.


    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2020
    • Date

      Sep 22 - Nov 10
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Davies, Susan
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $575