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.

Fundraising for Non-Profits

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

CAR 3852 / Length: 10 hours

CRN 2423, Wednesdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 15
6-8 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $179; Non-Sponsoring: $209

Starting a Fundraising Program

Explore how to set up a successful development program, write a case statement, and develop guidelines for accepting and acknowledging gifts and recognizing donors.

CAR 3851 / Length: 10 hours

CRN 2463, Wednesdays, Oct. 22-Nov. 19
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 614, Sept. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2431, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Exton Center

CRN 2461, Nov. 7, 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 2459, Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Exton Center

CRN 613, Wednesdays, Oct. 1-8, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 2464, Thursdays, Oct. 2-9, 6-8 p.m.
Phoenixville Campus

CRN 2465, Friday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Exton Center

Cost: Sponsoring: $129; Non-Sponsoring: $179

Grant Writing II

Experience all aspects of proposal writing. Includes creating a project that fits funders’ guidelines, appropriate writing styles, developing a proposal strategy and plan for evaluation that fits funders’ requirements, and hands-on experience in writing a proposal. Samples provided.

CAR 3751 / Length: 6 hours

CRN 2440, Wednesdays, Oct. 22-29
6-8 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2466, Thursdays, Oct. 16-30
6-8 p.m., Phoenixville Campus

CRN 2468, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Exton Center

CRN 2467, Nov. 21, 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 2458, Wednesdays, Sept. 17-24
6-8 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $89; Non-Sponsoring: $119