Certificate Program Overview
As organizations compete for donor dollars, they have a great need for fundraising professionals. With the focus increasingly on the individual contributor, fundraisers recognize the growing importance of planned and major gifts, the fundamental relationship between good management, financial and marketing skills, and the ability to develop strong case statements for grant proposals. This Certificate Program in Fundraising Management reflects the changing trends and new directions of the field.
This program is designed for fundraisers, board members and volunteers, who want to upgrade their skills or for those seeking a new career in the development field. Do you like working with people to help them realize how they can help others? The Fundraising program will help you pivot into positions like a Development Officer or a Major Gifts Officer in Advancement (also known as Development or Fundraising) departments.
About the Program
This program was planned in cooperation with the Northwest Development Officers Association, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Philanthropy Northwest. Content was designed by an advisory board of UW faculty and development professionals representing major Puget Sound organizations and is taught by instructors with Fundraising Experience. This program presents opportunities to network with other fundraising professionals and make contacts you will value throughout your career.
Earning the Certificate
Unique to UW Tacoma is the ability to start a certificate with any course in the program - whether it starts Fall Term, Winter Term or Spring Term. You have two years from the start of your first course to complete the certificate program. Please apply for the certificate program as you would normally. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, participants earn a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the University of Washington Tacoma and 13.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Participants must meet the minimum standard of 80% for attendance and completion of coursework. .
Enrolling in Individual Courses
A limited number of spaces may be available to professionals who do not intend to pursue the certificate. You must qualify for admission in the program to be eligible to take individual courses. Please submit your application noting that you are interested in the individual course option. (You must be enrolled in the certificate program to take the Capstone Research Project course.)
Participation is open to individuals with at least two years of college or two years experience in the field of development and fundraising.
How to Apply
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All Courses Required for Certificate
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Pay as you Go: $549 to $749 + $45 per course
Pay for the Series: $2945 + $45 registration fee (up to a $180 savings!)
The university’s tuition exemption policy does not apply to this program. Fees and tuition are subject to change.
Graduates of the UW Tacoma Nonprofit Management Certificate program are eligible for a 10% discount on Fundraising Management courses. For details please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CFRE International Approved Courses
Completion of the courses below is approved for Continuing Education Points through CFRE International under Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. Fundraising professionals may enroll in individual classes to upgrade skills and earn recertification points. 2018 Courses approved. 2019 Courses will be submitted for approval.
Intro to Fundraising 35 points
Major and Planned Gifts 25 points
Writing for Development 25 points
Fundraising Management 25 points
Fundraising Capstone Project 25 points
Complete participation is defined as an individual attending an educational session during each time slot in which such a session is offered. Partial participation in this activity qualifies for 1 CFRE Continuing Educational Point per educational session contact hour; partial hours may be counted in increments of .25 points per 15 minutes. Students may request a document from UW Tacoma PDC showing these hours after quarterly grades are posted.
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