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.
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.
Donor Relations: Maintaining Strong Relationships with Your Donors
Offered in the spring. This online course offers fundraising professionals, executive staff leaders and board members the opportunity to learn practical and actionable best practices in donor relations.
Essentials of Gift Administration
Offered in the spring. This online course provides operational staff and fundraising leaders an overview of the principles of gift administration.
Fundamentals of Constituent Relationship Management
Offered in the spring. This online course covers the core concepts of constituent relationship management and will explain which data elements, performance metrics, analyses, reports and processes are needed to implement this approach.
Fundraising Analytics: Leveraging the Power of Data
In this online course, you are introduced to the latest fundraising analytics and tools to build a solid data-driven foundation.
Fundraising Systems Management, Reporting and Business Intelligence
Offered in the spring. In this online course, review principles of database management and learn to utilize robust data to support fundraising efforts.
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.
Prospect Research and Analysis
Offered in the spring. Topics covered in this online course include a review of specific techniques to identify prospective donors and research strategies for individuals.
What Nonprofits Need to Know Before Giving Tuesday
Offered one time only. This online workshop is designed to share practical steps for nonprofits to use when creating a campaign for 'Giving Tuesday' and other year end appeals.