Certificate in Fundraising Management

Develop Your Fundraising Abilities

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Program Details

  • Location: UW Seattle
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Class Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $2,731

Next start date

September 26, 2016

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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 our four-course certificate program, you’ll learn to use both traditional and emerging fundraising and relationship-building techniques in ways that produce results. We’ll delve into who gives and what motivates giving, and examine the latest research, best practices and ethical standards from experts in the development profession. Acquire the knowledge, experience and connections to become a dynamic fundraiser.

DESIGNED FOR

Fundraising professionals as well as those interested in entering the field.

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Video Overview

Instructor Susan Howlett of the Certificate in Fundraising Management discusses the hands-on curriculum and valuable networking opportunities that the program offers.

Duration: 03:19

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation using a variety of methods and channels
  • How to formulate a major gifts strategy
  • Technology tools 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

GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

  • Write funding appeals and simple grant proposals
  • Craft donor-centered communications for print and online distribution
  • Assess an existing organization’s fundraising strategy and create a development plan that engages board, staff and volunteers

PREPARE FOR CERTIFICATION

This program covers material worth 30.0 points in Category 1.B – Education that can be applied toward initial certification or recertification as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

Program Overview

This program consists of four courses taken over three quarters. The practicum course extends over quarters 2 and 3.

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Learning Formats

Classroom

Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.

Blended

Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

Not available for this program

Online

Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, which allows you to participate in class activities, assignments and discussions on your schedule, from anywhere. Experience cutting-edge technology and a supportive, diverse learning community.

Not available for this program