Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials

Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials
Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18, Jul 16
1,375 Students
have taken this course.

About This Course

Take your first step toward a rewarding career in fundraising for nonprofit organizations!

First, you'll explore the skills you'll need to become a successful fundraiser. After that, you'll discover where the best corporate and foundation fundraising jobs are and how to apply for them.

Next, you'll delve into every area of nonprofit fundraising—annual funds, special events, corporate relations, foundation relations, major gifts, and planned giving.  You'll also learn about capital campaigns and find out why they're a crucial element of nonprofit fundraising.

Along the way, you'll view real-life examples of writing projects, from gift acknowledgment letters to proposals, and you'll hone your own writing skills. In addition, you'll explore fundraising software tools you can use to track your efforts and enhance your results.

By the end of the course, you'll have a wealth of new nonprofit fundraising ideas, and you'll be well on your way to success in this exciting career field.

About The Instructor

Timothy Kachinske

Tim Kachinske has extensive experience in all areas of nonprofit fundraising. Over a period of 20 years, he served as a development officer at a private liberal arts college, a research university, an international science organization, a social service agency, and an independent school. At these organizations, he handled responsibilities directly related to annual funds, special events, corporate and foundation fundraising, major gifts, planned giving, and capital campaigns.

Review

I felt this course was really important to give a broad approach to stepping into the fundraising arena. I work on documentary films and currently have a film in progress on Urban Agriculture…I have to admit this course has made me feel more confident to approach funding for my work in the spring.

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