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Fundraising Overview

  • Discusses Purpose of Philanthropy
  • Reviews Methods of Giving
  • Explores Roles of Nonprofit Organizations

These courses provide a general overview of the topic of fundraising and nonprofit management and are perfect for those who are considering a career or just starting out in these fields. They will ground you in the basics and will afford a comprehensive picture of why individuals and organizations raise money and how they do it.

Engaging Board Members in the Fundraising Plan

Enhance a nonprofit’s fundraising plan by actively involving its board members in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship processes.

2017 Fall
1 section

Fundraising Concepts and Practices (Online)

This online course introduces every major facet of fundraising, including special events, major gifts, and corporate and foundation giving.

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

History and Philosophy of Philanthropy in the United States

This course provides an overview of America’s tradition of philanthropy and its relevance for today’s fundraisers.

2017 Fall
1 section

Introduction to Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations

This short course is a beginner’s guide to fundraising and will introduce the tenets of effective fundraising for a nonprofit organization.

2017 Fall
1 section

Raising Money: What It Takes and How It's Done

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

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Intensive in Fundraising

Gain a comprehensive grounding in fundraising in one economical, week-long session that covers the subject matter of five courses.

2017 Summer
1 section

A Private Conversation with Naomi Levine

Learn how Naomi Levine raised $2.5 billion for NYU, and discuss how to reach affluent people, put a board together, and evaluate projects to support.

Annual Giving, Major Gifts, and Capital Campaigns

Explore techniques to build and enhance major gift programs, to assess capital campaign readiness, and to implement capital campaigns.

Global Philanthropy and Civil Society

Examine individual giving, organized philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and corporate philanthropy as contributors to the common good.

Winter Intensive in Fundraising

Acquire a comprehensive grounding in fundraising in one economical, week-long session that covers the subject matter of five courses.

Women in Philanthropy

Examine the history of philanthropy, with particular emphasis on the influence of women and various cultures on fundraising and grantmaking in the US.