Non-Profit Fundraising Classes

Non-Profit Fundraising

Designed for staff, program administrators, executive directors, board members, philanthropists, volunteers and those interested in employment in non-profit agencies. The Certificate requires successful completion of six courses: Fundraising for Non-Profits, Starting a Fundraising Program, Event Planning, Grant Writing and Research, Grant Writing II, and Public Relations Tactics. Individual courses are open to all; pursuit of Certificate is not required.

Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Introduction to Non-Profits M, 2/1-3/7 6-8 p.m. Marple $179/$209 
Public Relations Tactics T, 2/2-9 8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple
Introduction to Non-Profits M, 2/8-3/7 6-8 p.m. Marple $179/$209 
Grant Writing T, 2/9-16 6-8 p.m. Phoenixville $85/$115 
Event Planning F, 2/19 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Marple $119/$159 
Introduction to Fundraising M, 3/21-4/18 6-8 p.m. Marple $179/$209 
Grant Writing W, 4/6-13 6-8 p.m. Marple
Grant Writing II W, 4/27-5/4 6-9 p.m. Marple $129/$179
Grant Writing II F, 5/6 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exton $129/$179

Introduction to Fundraising
Learn the requirements for soliciting gifts and the fundamentals of establishing an annual giving program in this overview of how to approach individuals, foundations and corporations. Book included.

CAR 3852 / Length: 10 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $179; Non-Sponsoring: $209

CRN 2527 Mondays
March 21-April 18
6-8 p.m. Marple Campus


Event Planning
Whether you are a seminar, conference, retreat, fundraiser or personal event coordinator, you need sound planning and project management skills. See how to get organized, set goals and pull it off—on time, on budget and without a hitch.

CAR 3382 / Length: 6 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $119; Non-Sponsoring $159

CRN 985 Friday
February 19
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Marple Campus

Grant Writing II
Experience all aspects of proposal writing. This handson class includes creating a project that fits funders’ guidelines, appropriate writing styles, developing a proposal strategy and plan for evaluation that fits funders’ requirements. Attendance at Grant Writing and Research is encouraged.

CAR 3751 / Length: 6 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $129; Non-Sponsoring: $179

CRN 978 Wednesdays
April 27-May 4
6-9 p.m. Marple Campus
CRN 3090 Friday
May 6
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exton Center

Introductions to Non Profits
Learn the basic details of how to set up and run your own non profit organization. Explore how to set up a successful fundraising program, write a mission statement, manage volunteers and develop guidelines for accepting and acknowledging gifts and recognizing donors.

CAR 3851 / Length: 10 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $179; Non-Sponsoring: $209

CRN 3092 Mondays
Feb. 1-March 7
6-8 p.m. Marple Campus

Grant Writing and Research
Find out what it takes to prepare a successful proposal for funding for your organization, and learn the requirements of private foundations, public agencies and other funding sources. Prepare letters of inquiry, budget forms and grant applications, and become familiar with productive Internet sites in searching for funding resources.

CAR 3508 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $85; Non-Sponsoring: $115

CRN 2249 Tuesdays
Feb. 9-16
6-8 p.m. Phoenixville Campus
CRN 509 Wednesdays
April 6-13
6-8 p.m. Marple Campus
CRN 1708 Friday
April 8
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Exton Center

Public Relations Tactics
Learn ways to promote and build your business or nonprofit at minimal expense, focusing on writing and distributing press releases. Explore story angles, inverted pyramid, formats and outlets.

CAR 4146 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $89; Non-Sponsoring: $119

CRN 2236 Tuesdays
Feb. 2-9
8:05-10:05 p.m. Marple Campus