Certificate in Fundraising Management

Develop Your Fundraising Abilities

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Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 - 9 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,597

Next start date:

April 17, 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 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.

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DESIGNED FOR

Fundraising professionals as well as those interested in entering the field. Those who want to focus on writing and managing grants might consider the Specialization in Grant Writing & Management Strategies.

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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

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

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

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

73%

Alumni working in field

Top Employers

University of Washington, Pacific Scientific Company, Swedish Health Services, various Northwest nonprofit organizations

32%

Projected job growth for fundraising managers in Washington state (2018-2028)

$129,930

Average salary for fundraising managers in Washington state

OUR ENROLLMENT COACHES ARE HERE TO HELP

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 stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via video conferencing or chat, both in real time. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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