People who work or volunteer in the nonprofit sector and want to develop a greater understanding of fundraising will benefit from attending a workshop or in completing the total certificate. The program is geared to nonprofit staff, executive directors, board members and fundraisers from entry to advanced levels.

Yes! While you will receive a discount and priority registration once you enroll, it is not necessary to do so. Feel free to try as many as you like. If you decide later to enroll, all of the workshops will be counted toward your certificate, provided they are within a two year period.

Quite simply, you will benefit by becoming more effective and efficient in raising funds. Typically those in fundraising have had little formal education in the field. To be successful, nonprofit staff and volunteers need to have an understanding of how all of the pieces of fund development fit together. Individuals completing this certificate will develop a solid base of knowledge in a variety of fund development methods and strategies. You will learn about the essential steps in fund development, how to develop policies and procedures, and how to develop a comprehensive solicitation program. Persons completing this certificate will have a well-rounded foundation of not just fundraising but fund development, a critical distinction.

Individuals can complete the program in as little as ten months by taking approximately one full-day workshop per month, but you have up to two years to finish from the date of your first seminar. Workshops are typically offered at about the same time each year. It is fine to jump in and out of the program when it's convenient to you.

The total cost of the certificate program is $996 which includes parking and morning refreshments as well as the enrollment fee of $25. Each participant will cover their own mileage, meal and afternoon refreshments. You may pay as you go, or in a lump sum.