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.
There will be a $60 fee upon acceptance into the program
In the Fundraising and Development capstone course, Directed Studies in Fundraising and Development, youâ€™ll take the Next Step by using the skills youâ€™ve acquired through the Professional Certificate coursework. Choose a project tailored to your personal interests and attain practical experience in fundraising. Your advisor will coach you on your project throughout the quarter. Select a cause, research/identify potential donors, develop a strategy for initiating and building a relationship with a targeted donor, and write a proposal specifically designed for that donor.
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.
From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable.
It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.
Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits.
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Business, Professional & Legal Programs. Call 858-534-0551 or Email: FRDevProgram@ucsd.edu
UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Although programs are open to all adult learners, where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission.
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).
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, San Diego
Girl Scouts San Diego
Ronald McDonald House of San Diego
Senior Community Centers
Rady Children's Hospital Foundation
Past President, Association of Fundraising Professionals
Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
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