Certificate in Fundraising Management

Elevate Your Fundraising Skills


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 - 9 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,777

Next start date:

October 7, 2024

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About this Program

The essence of fundraising is identifying people whose values align with your mission or organization and establishing lasting relationships with them. Success in this continually evolving field requires the right combination of key skills and proven strategies and tactics.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll learn to use both traditional and emerging techniques for fundraising and building relationships that produce lasting results for organizations. We’ll delve into who gives and what motivates giving, and we'll examine the latest research, best practices and ethical standards from experts in the development profession. In the end, you'll take away knowledge, experience and connections that can help you to become a more dynamic fundraiser.

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Fundraising professionals who want to strengthen their skills and learn about emerging development techniques, as well as anyone who wants to get started in the field of fundraising.

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Explore More: Want to focus on the grants side of fundraising? Check out the Specialization in Grant Writing & Management Strategies

Video Overview

Instructor Maya Hemachandra shares how the UW Certificate in Fundraising Management teaches students the fundamentals of fundraising and offers networking opportunities that open doors to careers.

Duration: 03:20


  • Prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation using a variety of methods and channels
  • How community-centric fundraising can elevate organizations
  • How to formulate a major gifts strategy
  • The latest technology tools, including use of AI, and approaches for integrating communications, events and fundraising efforts
  • How to interpret financial statements and create a sustainable budget
  • Ways to build a culture of philanthropy throughout an organization


  • Craft donor-centered communications for print and online distribution
  • Assess an existing organization’s fundraising strategy and create a development plan to engage board members, staff and volunteers


You may be eligible to apply for a UW Certificate Scholarship or Rotary Scholarship to cover most of the costs of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. For more information, see the Scholarships page.

Career Stats


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Top Employers

University of Washington, Treehouse, Childhaven, Fred Hutch

Sources: Lightcast

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You can earn a digital achievement badge for successfully completing this certificate program, as well as a separate badge for each course. These badges can be shared on LinkedIn and other social media sites. Learn more about digital badges.


Connect with an enrollment coach to learn more about this offering. Or if you need help finding the right certificate, specialization or course for you, reach out to explore your options.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll meet with your instructor and classmates at scheduled times over Zoom. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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