About the Course

This course is designed to provide both theory and practical knowledge. Gain insight into the practice of fundraising and the fundraising cycle, reinforced by discussion questions, application exercises, and research-based recommendations.

Course Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the role and structure of philanthropy
  • Learn the key principles and techniques of philanthropic fundraising
  • Explore fundraising as a process in nonprofit organizations
  • Consider today's most pressing issues in fundraising

Who Should Attend

This course benefits development officers, annual fund campaign staff, board members, volunteers, prospect researchers, program officers, department heads, and financial officers.

Course details

Course Fee and Schedule

  • March 20-24, 2023         $499  (REGISTRATION CLOSED)
  • May 22-26, 2023              $499   REGISTER
  • July 24-28, 2023              $499   REGISTER
  • Sept 25-29, 2023             $499   REGISTER
  • Nov 13-17, 2023                $499   REGISTER

Course Format

The delivery of this course will be online over 5 nights (3hrs per night) 7:00PM-10:00 PM EST via Zoom:
  • Day 1: Philanthropic Concepts for Fundraising
  • Day 2: Organizational Foundation for Fundraising
  • Day 3: The Fundraising Team
  • Day 4: Building and Supporting the Donor Base and Engaging the Diversity of Individual Donors
  • Day 5: 7 Strategies for Major Donors and Institutional Funders

Certification Requirement

  • Attendance and participation (15%)
  • Class readings and responses (35%)
  • Final project/presentation (50%)

What You'll Receive

  • Tools, strategies, frameworks and pathways that you can use to drive innovation and impact in your organization and community
  • Reading materials

Course instructor


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Intuitive Institute is the training arm of Intuitive Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit. The Institute aims to increase the capacity of individuals working in social good by delivering training through experiential learning methods.
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