|Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Fundraising|
Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Fundraising Presented by WVDO in Partnership with PSU Center for Public Service with support from The Bank of the Cascades.
The Certificate in Nonprofit Fundraising provides an academic background to support a professional's real-world experience in the development field.
Through this nine-month process, candidates gain an end-to-end understanding of each phase of the fundraising process. From identifying and qualifying donors, through "the ask," and onto stewardship of the relationship for long-term support. Candidates graduate as stronger, more impactful professionals for their organization or those ready to enter the nonprofit arena.
WVDO and PSU have partnered to offer a program that was previously unavailable in the Willamette Valley, delivering an academic background to support and enhance the real-world knowledge development professionals gain on the job.
accelerates the learning curve for individuals joining the nonprofit sector,
compressing knowledge they would normally gather over several years on the job
into a mix of classroom and practicum learning that is complete in less than
9-month duration beginning September 2, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015
Learn more at an OPEN HOUSE and talk with representatives from WVDO and PSU.
Participants complete portfolio requirements for each course. During the fourth & final course, participants complete a Development Audit at a local nonprofit and present the audit report and their completed portfolio to the review panel. Based on the review panel recommendation the certificate is awarded. The certificate will be presented at the annual Major Gift Symposium hosted by WVDO.
These courses are CFRE approved and may be used towards the national certification program. Full participation in the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Fundraising can be applied for 108 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
Fees and Tuition:
Total Cost: $3000
Books are extra. All of the courses will use Penelope Burk’s Donor Centered Fundraising as the main text. WVDO will have copies of Donor Centered Fundraising available for purchase at cost (currently $65) prior to the beginning of the first course.
Students must make a written request to Agnes Zach, Executive Director in order to withdraw. Written requests should be sent either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Students withdrawing by 5 p.m. 48 hours BEFORE the program begins, are eligible for a full refund of all fees except the $50 application fee.
There is no refund for withdrawals after the first day of class.
WVDO and PSU reserve the right to cancel programs or classes with low enrollments.
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