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Fundraising and Development Certificate

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.

More information regarding the Professional Certificate & CFRE Certification can be found at cfre.org.

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units FA WI SP SU
Required courses (Complete all five courses.)
Overview of Fundraising and Development Processes
BUSA-40341
3
U O U O
Making the Case: Fundraising Communication Skills
BUSA-40349
3
  U   U
Annual Giving: Individual, Corporate & Foundation
BUSA-40829
3
U   U  
Major Gifts
BUSA-40830
2
U   U  
Directed Studies in Fundraising and Development
BUSA-40410
2
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
BUSA-40350
1
    U  
Capital Campaigns
BUSA-40387
1
  U    
Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations
BUSA-40791
2
U U U  
Leading and Managing the Development Function
BUSA-40366
2
U   X  
Grant Writing for Nonprofits
BUSA-40463
2
L U L M
Working with Philanthropic Donors
BUSA-40361
3
  U   U
Management Electives
Business Decision Making
BUSA-40441
3
O L O L
Managing for Maximum Performance
BUSA-40673
3
U O,U U O,U
Board and Volunteer Management
BUSA-40771
1
    U  
Marketing Electives
Cause and Partnership Marketing
BUSA-40445
3
      U
Elements of Marketing
BUSA-40011
4
O,U O,U O,X O,X
Public Relations Tools and Tactics
BUSA-40437
3
L O L O
Marketing via Social Media
BUSA-40700
3
O L O L
Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
BUSA-40796
3
X   U  
Other Courses of Interest (Not required)
Careers in Fundraising for Nonprofits
INFO-70037
0
  U    
L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA
Certificate Programs

To Register in the Certificate Program

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
Application Fee: $60
Contact: Business, Professional & Legal Programs, (858) 534-8139
E-mail: fodonnel@ucsd.edu

Certificate Guidelines

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.

Industry Requirements

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.

This program is endorsed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN).

Advisors

Mariel Berry
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, San Diego

Merle Brodie, MPH, CFRE
Gift Planning Officer
Girl Scouts San Diego

Charles E. Day, CFRE, FAHP
President and CEO
Ronald McDonald House of San Diego

Paul Downey
President and CEO
Senior Community Centers

David Gillig, FAHP
Senior Vice President and Executive Director
Rady Children's Hospital Foundation

Linda Katz
Community Volunteer

Mary L. Walshok, Ph.D.
Member, Board of Directors
Girard Foundation

V. Oliver Welty, CFRE
President, AFP San Diego Chapter, 2012
Senior Vice President, Netzel Grigsby Associates Inc.

Christina Wilson
Executive Director
Rancho Santa Fe Foundation