Fundraising and Advancement

Fundraising and Advancement Certificate
Professionals working in fundraising and advancement serve local, national, and international nonprofits and educational institutions of all levels. Increased competition for philanthropic gifts combined with a dearth of trained professionals results in a need for education of those seeking to work in front-line fundraising and in roles that complement those professionals, such as: prospect researcher, donor relations/stewardship officer, or database manager. Students who have raised funds in their schools or communities or that have interned or worked for nonprofits, and adults seeking to transition into the field, will find this program of benefit. Students will learn about key principles of the profession, explore their leadership styles, practice skills required of fundraising and development staff, and come to understand the various types of organizations in which they might work and roles in which they might serve.
Degree Types: Certificate

About the Program

You might like this program if…

  • You want to learn about the nonprofit sector, including small and large nonprofits and colleges and universities, a wide array of roles available to professionals working in fundraising and advancement, and how to develop your skills and abilities and which roles might be a fit for you

Have questions about this program?

Future students, contact Chantel Harley.

Current students, contact your academic adviser

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