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 1737 Mondays
July 16-August 13
6-8 p.m. Marple

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: $159

CRN 2099 Friday
May 4
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exton
CRN 599 Wednesdays
June 20-27
6-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 1373 Tuesday
August 7
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exton


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 600 Mondays
June 4-July 9
6-8 p.m. Marple

Grant Writing & 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 72 Wednesdays
June 6-13
6-8 p.m. Marple
CRN 1734 Tuesday
July 10
 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Exton