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Graduate Certificate in Fundraising and Development

The goal of this certificate will be to provide organizations with a practical understanding of fundraising, with the skills to implement best practices for fundraising in nonprofits. By the end of this program students will be familiar with efficient development models, be able to identify the financial needs of their organization, and craft an effective development plan that can insulate their organization from volatile economic trends.  

Required courses Credits
MSP-661 Fundraising in Nonprofits 3
MSP-662 Practical Grant Writing 3
MSP-678 Finance and Budgeting in Nonprofits 3
NPM-502 Nonprofit Management 3
Total 12 credits

Fundraising and Development Certificate Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the financial state of a nonprofit organization
  2. Apply research current terminology in grant development
  3. Prepare a comprehensive financial statement
  4. Prepare strategy to engage possible funders
  5. Compose a fundraising plan for a nonprofit organization
  6. Analyze the importance of elements outside of fiscal infrastructure that impact a nonprofit?s fiscal success
  7. Compare and contrast models of revenue generation and organizational fit

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