Certificate Programs
Fund Development Leadership

Certificate in

Fund Development Leadership

The Certificate in Fund Development Leadership will provide you with strategic methods to become a more effective nonprofit fundraiser and take your nonprofit organization to new heights.

The certificate program consists of the below required courses, related assignments, and 20 hours of elective coursework.

Six required core courses:

  • Develop a Winning Fundraising Strategy (formerly known as Components of Successful Fund Development)
  • Secrets to a Better Annual Giving Strategy (formerly known as Raising MORE Money from LESS Donors and as Sustainability Through Annual Giving)
  • Getting to Yes: Best Practices for Major Gift Fundraising (formerly known as Raising Major Gifts)
  • Develop a Winning Case for Support (formerly known as Making Your Case for Support)
  • Approach Fundraising Like a Team Sport (formerly known as Involving Your Board and CEO in Fund Development: Creating the Ultimate Partnership)
  • Lead Your Fundraising Program to New Heights (formerly known as Leadership of a Fund Development Program)

Elective coursework:

Participants must complete a minimum of 20 hours of elective coursework selected from the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s curriculum to receive the certificate (the Fundraising 101: Certificate in Fund Development Fundamentals training, cohort programs, conferences, and custom trainings are not eligible for elective course credit).

Applying for your certificate:

Upon completion of all required coursework, participants can apply to receive their Certificate in Fund Development Leadership from the Nonprofit Leadership Center. Each participant has up to two years to complete required courses and apply for the certificate.

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The Certificate in Fund Development Leadership helps prepare and qualify participants for CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) certification (the Certificate in Fund Development Leadership is not equivalent to the designation CFRE, a credential offered by CFRE International). Participation in the Certificate in Fund Development Leadership program is applicable for points in Category 1.B: Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification (please see individual training listing for the number of points offered).

Want to learn more and discuss if the Certificate in Fund Development Leadership is right for you? Email us or call 813-287-8779.

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