Fundraising Certificate

Increase Your Expertise and Raise More Money!

The Fundraising Certificate is designed for those just starting out in the field, or anyone seeking more in-depth knowledge to build on current skills.   These workshops, taught by expert consultants with distinguished careers in development, build skills required to meet the needs of today’s increasingly specialized philanthropic environment.  With only 2 required courses and 5 electives, you create your own unique learning experience.

Achieve Results that Make a Difference!

  • Write proposals that convey your intent with clarity.
  • Diversify your funding base.
  • Integrate an annual development plan into your overall vision.
  • Motivate your board to raise more money.
  • Add a great new credential to your resume!

Certificate Requirements

To receive the Support Center’s Fundraising Certificate, attend 2 required and 5 elective workshops within an 18-month period that you determine.  Workshops are normally offered at least once annually, with many offered more frequently.  Most workshops are a half day in length. For more information, contact (212) 924-6744 ext. 309 or email Lakimja Mattocks, Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships and Learning.

2 Required Workshops Length of Workshop
Introduction to Fundraising Planning Half Day
Writing Winning Grant Proposals Full Day
5 Elective Workshops Length of Workshop
50 Asks in 50 Weeks Half Day
Board 101: Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards Half Day
Budgeting for Grant Proposals Half Day
Coaching Approach to Writing Half Day
Cultivating, Securing & Retaining Major Gifts Half Day
Getting Ready for a Capital Campaign Half Day
Gold Rush: Prospecting for Individual Donors Half Day
How to Tell Your 5-Star Stories Half Day
Meaningful Outcome Measurement Full Day
Major Gifts for Small Shops Half day
Online Fundraising Half day
Prospect Research, Cultivation & Solicitation Full day
Soliciting Discretionary Dollars from  Elected Officials Half Day
Stewardship:  The Art of Thanking Donors Half day

The Support Center reserves the right to change topics, titles, and seasons when workshops are offered. Please check the workshop calendar periodically for updates.