Strategy & Leadership for Fundraising Success

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Course Details

About this Course


Explore development strategy and your role as a courageous and impactful leader in your organization and the field. This quarter will help you build the fundraising leadership and management skills and insights that will enable you to develop and implement a strategic development plan. We will bring the material to life through seasoned field practitioners, class discussions and case studies, making it the perfect complement to the fieldwork.

Topics include:

  • Strategic development leadership and planning
  • Building effective relationships with the CEO and your colleagues
  • Board engagement in fundraising
  • Staffing the development shop
  • Measuring fundraising effectiveness
  • Ethics in fundraising
  • Advanced fundraising techniques: major gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving, event strategy

Program Overview

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