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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
Explore how to set up a successful fundraising program, manage a campaign, identify donors, host fundraising events and manage the step-by-step process for accepting gifts. This class will feature discussions on the current use of social media in fundraising, as well as how to identify potential corporate sponsors and how to present sponsorship opportunities for your organization.

CAR 3852 / Length: 10 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $199; Non-Sponsoring: $249

CRN 2311 Wednesday
March 24-April 21
6-8 p.m. Online

Online 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 $105; Non-Sponsoring: $135

CRN 825 Friday
March 5
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Online
CRN 266 Tuesday and Wednesday
March 30-31
6-8 p.m. Online
CRN 48 Tuesday and Wednesday
June 1-2
6-8 p.m. Marple
CRN 408 Thursday
June 3
9 a.m.- 1 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 $199; Non-Sponsoring: $249

CRN 1935 Wednesday
January 20-February 17
6-8 p.m. Online

Online 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 $149; Non-Sponsoring: $179

CRN 1270 Friday
March 26
9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Online
CRN 478 Tuesday and Wednesday
April 27-28
6-9 p.m. Online
CRN 420 Tuesday and Wednesday
June 8-9
6-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 338 Thursday
June 10
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exton