UCSD Extension’s Professional Certificate in Fundraising & Development is designed to expose you to a wide range of fundraising methods—from planned giving and capital campaigns to grant writing and corporate giving. Explore marketing and business management tools, and learn about the latest web and media technology available. Discover best practices in how to efficiently apply varied fundraising methods, marketing tools and technology. Experts help you to discern which methods best fit your needs, how to focus your resources, and then practically apply the appropriate tools.
Network with accomplished San Diego fundraising executives and build relationships that will positively impact your career and organization. Gain exposure to model programs and professionals through frequent guest speakers. With the ability to tailor your learning by selecting from a broad range of electives, you can ensure you master skills to meet the specific needs of your organization.
|Course Title||Course Number||Units||FA||WI||SP||SU|
|Required courses (Complete all five courses.)|
|Overview of Fundraising and Development Processes||U||O||U||O|
|Making the Case: Fundraising Communication Skills||U||U|
|Annual Giving: Individual, Corporate & Foundation||U||U|
|Directed Studies in Fundraising and Development||X||X||X||X|
|Elective Courses (Complete at least eight units, five of which must be fundraising electives.)|
|Fundraising Electives (Complete at least five units.)|
|Basics of Planned Giving||U|
|Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations||U||U||U|
|Leading and Managing the Development Function||U||X|
|Grant Writing for Nonprofits||L||U||L||M|
|Working with Philanthropic Donors||U||U|
|Business Decision Making||O||L||O||L|
|Managing for Maximum Performance||U||O,U||U||O,U|
|Board and Volunteer Management||U|
|Cause and Partnership Marketing||U|
|Elements of Marketing||O,U||O,U||O,X||O,X|
|Public Relations Tools and Tactics||L||O||L||O|
|Marketing via Social Media||O||L||O||L|
|Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations||X||U|
|Other Courses of Interest (Not required)|
|Careers in Fundraising for Nonprofits||U|
|L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA|
Certificate registration is required to complete the program. Candidates are encouraged to register in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.
|Certificate Section ID:||100492||Add to Cart|
|Contact:||Business, Professional & Legal Programs, (858) 534-8139|
Students should enroll in classes at least 2 weeks prior to course start date.
Overview of Fundraising & Development Processes (BUSA-40341) is a required prerequisite for other core fundraising courses. The program can be completed in approximately two years.
After completion of all prior coursework, students enroll in Directed Studies in Fundraising & Development. The Directed Studies consists of a guided capstone project that gives the student a chance to apply the knowledge and practical skills they have learned throughout the certificate.
Completion of the UCSD Extension Professional Certificate in Fundraising and Development fulfills the educational requirements for obtaining the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation and re-certification. For more information on CFRE, contact them directly via their website at www.cfre.org.
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Girl Scouts San Diego
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