The Art of Fundraising: The Fundamentals
Offered in the fall and spring. This introductory course is designed for those new to the field of professional fundraising and those seeking a comprehensive overview of development as a career.
Board Chair Essentials
Offered in the fall. Designed for board chair-elects, first-time board chairs and experienced chairs assuming the role at a different organization, this course helps you develop a personal plan to address challenges you may face in your new role.
Offered in the fall. This one-day course is designed for board members to learn about aspects of fundraising responsibilities including cultivation, solicitations, stewardship, evaluating development success, engaging consultants and best practices to oversee a fundraising operation.
Campaign Planning and Management
Offered in the spring. In this course, seasoned fundraising professionals and campaign consultants will discuss the campaign cycle including planning, execution and follow up activity.
Communication for Nonprofits
Offered in the fall and spring sessions. In this course, learn how to develop an integrated communication plan for their organization.
Comprehensive Annual Giving
Offered in the fall and spring sessions. Learn best practices for designing and managing a comprehensive annual giving program and will be introduced to marketing theory, data segmentation, message testing, solicitation vehicles, program evaluation, strategic planning, investments and personal solicitations.
Major Gifts & Planned Giving: The Fundamentals
Offered in the fall and spring sessions. Designed to impart the fundamentals required for success in major gift and deferred-gift fundraising, this course covers research and prospect strategies, practical tools for donor cultivation, prospect management and tracking, volunteer involvement and solicitation techniques for major gifts.
Managing a Development Team
Offered in the spring. This course teaches managers of development teams how to think differently in order to adapt to a new role and to succeed in bringing out the best in their staff.
Offered in the fall and spring sessions. Designed for individuals with limited fundraising experience, this course covers the basic elements of proposal writing and introduces the participant to tools and techniques used in building a successful grant portfolio for organizations.
Offered in the fall session. In this course, learn how to develop a plan, implement, coordinate with fundraising efforts and evaluate the strategic planning process effectively.
Volunteer Management Academy
Explore the key elements of volunteer administration to prepare an organization to properly utilize volunteers and develop human resources management policies for volunteer programs, including recruitment, training, motivation, retention and evaluation.