Professional Fundraising Certificate
The Professional Fundraising Certificate was developed by five experienced fundraisers to teach the foundations of philanthropy in the United States and the fundamentals of professional fundraising. The certificate will cover the proven best practices of fundraising, along with practical advice and strategy for annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, foundation relations, grant writing, and corporate relations. These are universal practices that can be used by any organization, no matter the size, scope, or mission.
Accredited by Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE).
Approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit.
This certificate is designed for individuals looking to begin or transition into a fundraising career, university faculty, nonprofit and higher education leadership, social entrepreneurs, and current development staff. The online, self-paced course is organized into nine learning modules, each containing sections that cover different aspects of professional fundraising. The certificate is accredited by Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) and approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit. Founded in 2001, CFRE International is an independent nonprofit organization whose sole mission is dedicated to setting standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals.
Module 1: Overview of Professional Fundraising
Module 2: Foundations of Philanthropy
Module 3: Board of Directors
Module 4: Annual Giving
Module 5: Major Gift Fund
Module 6: Planning Giving
Module 7: Principles of Foundation Relations
Module 8: Grant Writing
Module 9: Principles of Corporate Relations
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The certificate is accredited by Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) and approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit.