Non-Profit Fundraising

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
Grant Writing and Research W, 9/30-10/7 6-8 p.m. Marple
Grant Writing and Research F, 10/2 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Exton
Developing Corporate Sponsorships M, 10/5 6-10 p.m. Marple $89/
Grant Writing and Research T, 10/6-13 6-8 p.m. Phoenixville $85/
Grant Writing II W, 10/21-28 6-9 p.m. Marple
Introduction to Fundraising W, 10/21-11/18 6-8 p.m. Marple $179/
Grant Writing II T, 10/27-11/10 6-8 p.m. Phoenixville
Grant Writing II  F, 11/20  9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Exton  $129/

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

CRN 2879, Wednesdays
October 21-November 18
6-8 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $179
Non-Sponsoring: $209

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

CRN 2878, Wednesdays
September 16-October 14
6-8 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $179 
Non-Sponsoring: $209

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

CRN 555, Friday
September 18
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 1948, Friday
November 6
9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Upper Darby Center

Cost: Sponsoring $119
Non-Sponsoring $159

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

CRN 554, Wednesdays
September 30-October 7
6-8 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 1950, Friday
October 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Exton Center

CRN 2846, Tuesdays
October 6-13, 6-8 p.m.
Phoenixville Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $85 
Non-Sponsoring: $115

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

CRN 1940, Wednesdays
October 21-28, 6-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 2847, Tuesdays
October 27-November 10
6-8 p.m., Phoenixville Campus

CRN 1951, Friday
November 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Exton Center

Cost: Sponsoring $129
Non-Sponsoring: $179

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

CRN 1947, Wednesdays
September 16-23, 8:05-10:05 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $89
Non-Sponsoring: $119

Developing Corporate Sponsorship
Learn how to identify and cultivate sponsors and when to ask for sponsorship. Learn which documents may need to be created, and the best marketing tactics and publications. Silent Auctions and event related sponsorships will also be discussed.

CAR 3882 / Length: 4 hours

CRN 1923, Monday
October 5, 6-10 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $89
Non-Sponsoring: $119