Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

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: Introduction to Non-Profits, Introduction to Fundraising, Event Planning, Grant Writing and Research, Grant Writing II, and Public Relations Tactics. Individual courses are open to all. Not all courses offered every semester. 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
Cost: Sponsoring $179; Non-Sponsoring: $229

CRN 2743 Mondays
March 18-April 15
6-8 p.m. Marple

Grant Writing I
Find out what it takes to receive grant funding for your nonprofit organization. Learn how to approach foundations and what is required to receive funding. Gain knowledge of grant sources, resources, and where to find them. Prepare a letter of inquiry and learn about the many components of a proposal including the budget. Become familiar with a variety of grant applications including web-based applications. This course is designed for those seeking funding for nonprofit organizations.

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

CRN 1021 Friday
March 8
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Exton
CRN 316 Wednesdays
April 3-10
6-8 p.m. Marple

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 2786 Mondays
April 29-May 6
6-8 p.m. Marple

Introduction to 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. Instructional materials will be supplied.

CAR 3851 / Length: 10 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $179; Non-Sponsoring: $229

CRN 2742 Mondays
Jan. 28-March 4
6-8 p.m. Marple

Grant Writing II
Learn the essential elements of a well written proposal. In this hands-on class students learn how to tell their story by defining and crafting components of a proposal such as the needs statement, program strategy, and impact statement in a way that appeals to funders. Students will identify measurable goals and outcomes and learn the importance of program evaluation. Enrollment in Grant Writing I is encouraged.

CAR 3751 / Length: 6 hours​​​​​​​
Cost: Sponsoring $129; Non-Sponsoring: $159

CRN 1612 Friday
March 22
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exton
CRN 587 Wednesdays
April 24-May 1
6-9 p.m. Marple