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.

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 2888, Mondays
March 23-April 20, 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 1322, Mondays
Feb. 2-March 2, 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 1095, Friday
February 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 2923, Thursday
March 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Exton Center

CRN 1561, Friday
March 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 2054, Monday
March 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Exton Center

CRN 2936, Tuesdays
Feb. 10-17, 6-8 p.m.
Phoenixville Campus

CRN 549, Wednesdays
April 8-15, 6-8 p.m.
Marple 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 2937, Tuesdays
March 10-24, 6-8 p.m.
Phoenixville Campus

CRN 895, Friday
March 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Exton Center

CRN 2055, Monday
April 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Exton Center

CRN 1084, Wednesdays
April 29-May 6, 6-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

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 2883, Tuesdays
Feb. 3-10, 8:05-10:05 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $89
Non-Sponsoring: $119