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Professional Development Fund-Raising Certificate Program


The Fund-Raising Certificate program will cover every aspect of fund-raising a non-profit professional will need to be familiar with working in the non-profit sector. Whether your career goal is to be an Executive Director, Development Director or a Program Officer of a non-profit the skills learned in this intensive program will prepare you to understand and executive a fund-raising plan for your organization. The program is designed to be experiential and hands-on. You will work on projects that you can use in your work life, as the participants become your team.

Total Hours: 35 hours

Program Cost: $499

(Enroll for the entire program and receive a $96 savings)

Branding and Marketing Your Organization Part I

Effective Grant-Writing Part 2

A pre-cursor to any fund-raising is the creation, evaluation and presentation of an organizational mission. Students will work with their organization’s mission statement, evaluate its effectiveness and create logos and presentation materials. Sat 10:00am to 3:00pm 11/23/13 CE4160-F01 5 hrs. 1 session $85

Branding and Marketing Your Organization Part II This course explores the use of social media including Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr to effectively market your organization.

This is a hands-on course which will include writing parts of a grant proposal and peer critiques of the proposal. Critiques will be both written and oral. Class members will discuss challenges and successes in their own grant-writing process. Sat 10:00am to 3:00pm 12/14/13 CE4164-F01 5 hrs. 1 session $85

Funder Relationships Learn how to prospect likely funders, develop relationships and “close the deal”. Role playing the “pitch” will be a part of this course. Sun 10:00am to 3:00pm 12/15/13 CE4165-F01 5 hrs. 1 session $85

Sun 10:00am to 3:00pm 11/24/13 CE4161-F01 5 hrs. 1 session $85

Take Your Fund-Raising Skills to the Next Level

Internet Research Explore the tools and techniques of using the internet as a source of funding information for your organization. Students will review the research process and learn ways to use information to plan, apply and evaluate fund-raising techniques. Sat 10:00am to 3:00pm 12/7/13 CE4162-F01 5 hrs. 1 session $85

This course will examine development plans, major gift and board solicitations, annual campaigns, planned giving and matching funds with an emphasis on corporate and individual donors. Sat 10:00am to 3:00pm 12/21/13 CE4166-F01 5 hrs. 1 session $85

Effective Grant-Writing Part 1 Participants will examine all aspects of city, state, federal, foundation and corporate grant proposals including cover letters and budget presentation. Sun 10:00am to 3:00pm 12/8/13 CE4163-F01 5 hrs. 1 session $85

Enroll Now and Save $100! Enroll Now in both our Non-Profit Management & Fund-Raising Certificate Programs

for only $899 Earn your certification for both programs in less than 3 months! 718-518-6656

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Fall 2013 Continuing Education Catalog  
Fall 2013 Continuing Education Catalog  

Educational, career, and personal development opportunities designed to address the needs of the South Bronx, Bronx, and Upper Manhattan com...