Fundraising is an essential tool for those working in the nonprofit sector. Build the skillset necessary to create a strategy, implement a campaign, motivate and lead your development team and enhance donor relations with Rice University.

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The Glasscock School of Continuing Studies offers a variety of opportunities for fundraising professionals. Topics include managing a fundraising campaign, maintaining donor relations, creating a development team, and more. Courses are beneficial to those leading, working with or developing fundraising teams.

Name Instructor Format Schedule start date AVAILABILITY

What Nonprofits Need to Know for Giving Tuesday and End-of-Year Campaigns

Kristyna Torres-Cruz Online 9:30 a.m.-noon 20180801 Aug. 01, 2018 Closed

Managing a Development Team

Tom Herbert On-campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 20190514 May 14, 2019 Open

Nonprofit Finance Certificate

Michael Pawson, Kathy Fountain, Kay Walther, Alyssa Hill, Mimi Holt, Kristen Simpson Blended 2-4 p.m. Central time (online); 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (on-campus) 20181011 Oct. 11, 2018 Open

Proposal Writing

Melissa Simon On-campus 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 20181023 Oct. 23, 2018 Open

Volunteer Management Academy

Heather Patrick, Melissa Simon, Gina Murphy On-campus 9 a.m. -4 p.m. 20181025 Oct. 25, 2018 Open

Comprehensive Annual Giving

Emily Kernan, Ashley Tagle On-campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 20181108 Nov. 08, 2018 Open

Major Gifts

Angela Lane, Chris Kasavich On-campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 20181128 Nov. 28, 2018 Open

Communication for Nonprofits

Jennifer Evans, Carey Kirkpatrick, Joel Luks, Elizabeth Cleveland, Julia Davis On-campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 20181019 Oct. 19, 2018 Open

Board Fundraising

M. Anne Murphy, Rebecca Lamb On-campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 20181030 Oct. 30, 2018 Open

Art of Fundraising: The Fundamentals

Taryn Baranowski, Melissa Garlington, Chris Kasavich, Kaiti Kling, Rebecca Lamb, Emily Kernan, Ashley Tagle, Angela Lane, Kent Loftin , Kelly Zúñiga On-campus 6-8 p.m. 20190204 Feb. 04, 2019 Open

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Designed for nonprofit executives, future leaders and career-changers alike, the Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives gives you the confidence to propel your nonprofit organization to the next level.