(6 Ratings)

2023 Certificate of Fundraising (CFRE)

Categories: Fundraising, Leadership
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What Will You Learn?

  • Understanding Philanthropy and Annual Sustainability
  • Major Gifts and Making the Ask
  • Importance of Fundraising Operations
  • Managing Fundraising Campaigns
  • Governance and Board Fundraising

Course Content

Welcome to Certificate of Fundraising
Please complete this section before beginning the Week One module.

  • Introduction to Certificate of Fundraising
  • Meet the Instructors
  • Pre-Course Survey

Week One (9/8 to 9/14, 2023)
Understanding Philanthropy and Annual Sustainability – this course will introduce participants to professional fundraising, trends, and tools for annual sustainability such as annual fund, recurring gifts, and events.

Week Two (9/15 to 9/21, 2023)
Major Gifts and Making the Ask – this course will discuss the giving cycle for major gifts and will discuss identification, cultivation, and give participants the opportunity to practice making an ask. It will include the basics, just a nod to planned giving.

Week Three (9/22 to 9/28, 2023)
Importance of Fundraising Operations – this course explains the importance of the backend development functions such as database management, gift processing, stewardship, and how use databases to make your fundraising most effective.

Week Four (9/29 to 10/5, 2023)
Managing Fundraising Campaigns – this course will help participants understand the steps in a fundraising campaign from feasibility studies, to developing a case statement, and how to manage the office and volunteers during a campaign.

Week Five (10/6 to 10/12, 2023)
Governance and Board Fundraising – this course will explain nonprofit board governance and specifically provide tools for how the affiliates can engage their boards in creating a culture of philanthropy at their affiliate through training, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

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Student Ratings & Reviews

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6 months ago
Great experience!
7 months ago
I was able to learn so much from a variety of teachers! It was so enlightening.
7 months ago
Great course!
Gina Flickinger
8 months ago
It was a great experience and I learned so much about fundraising. Thank you!
8 months ago
I thoroughly enjoyed the live instruction provided. All of the instructors brought their experience to our class sessions, and offered engaging ways to move our individual organizations forward.
8 months ago
I really enjoyed the ideas and insights from the instructors who each had lots of experience and success in fundraising.


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