Fund Development Certificate Program
Become a more effective fundraiser with the knowledge, skills, and resources you gain from the Fund Development Certificate program.
Apply What You Learn
Help your organization meet its philanthropic goals and benefit from an in-depth understanding of effective fundraising through this highly interactive program that takes a practical approach to learning. Apply your learning to case studies, exercises and discussion of your own experiences.
Tailor Your Learning Experience
Select three modules in addition to three required modules to earn your certificate. Six of the eight modules must be completed to receive the certificate.
Coursework is Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) approved. Coursework is aligned with competencies required for the CFRE exam.
Offered in Partnership with Continuing Education and Community Engagement at University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Fund Development Certificate Program Curriculum
SERIES started September 15, 2016 ~ Next offered early 2018
You may register for individual sessions.
Build a deep capacity for fundraising at your nonprofit with this interactive program that takes a practical approach to learning. Earn the Fund Development Certificate by taking all required modules (*) plus three electives – or take just the modules you need. Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)–approved, aligned with competencies required for CFRE exam. Learn more about program here
MODULE 1: Foundations for Success in Fundraising
Thursday, September 15 ~ 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
MODULE 2*: BOOTCAMP Telling Your Story and Making the Ask: Developing the Case for Support
Thursday, October 6 ~ 8:30 a.m. Noon & Friday October 7 ~ 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
MODULE 3*: Creating A Sizzling, Executable Fund Development Plan
Friday, November 18 ~ 8:30 a.m –2:30 p.m.
MODULE 4: Information is Power
Thursday, December 8 ~ 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
MODULE 5*: BOOTCAMP
Building a Culture of Philanthropy and the Secrets of Stewardship
Thursday, January 12 and Friday January 13 ~ 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
MODULE 6: Development Ethics, Policies and More
Thursday, February 16 ~ 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
MODULE 7: Innovations, Trends and the Future in Philanthropy
Thursday, March 16 ~8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
MODULE 8: Advanced Proposal Writing
Thursday, April 27 ~ 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Click on module titles for detailed course descriptions and instructor bios. See instructor bios here. Offered in partnership with UW-Parkside.
The Next Fund Development Certificate Program starts in 2018.