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About the Course

In this course, you will gain an introduction to the basic terminology and concepts in the field, along with an overview of the development cycle from identification and cultivation through stewardship and recognition. You will learn how to develop a case for support, identify and assess prospective donors, match a donor’s interests and needs with your organization’s mission and goals, recognize planned giving benefits to your donors, structure a successful solicitation, and respond to ethical dilemmas. You’ll also examine career opportunities in the field, along with contemporary issues and trends confronting today’s fundraising managers. Throughout the course you’ll gain hands-on practice developing an array of written products for your fundraising and development portfolio....

Top reviews


Dec 22, 2020

This is one of the best courses which has given me all the basic information. I have also started the advanced courses which are related to fundraising and development offered by UC Davis.


May 27, 2020

Not only this course is interesting and covers everything you need to know, but this is also very operational and you can use it right away in real life. I highly recommend it.

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By Mahmoud Y

Jun 17, 2019

Excellent introduction to fundraising. The materials presented are accessible and well developed. The videos are great and the assignments are well designed to enforce the learning. I recommend this course for anyone new to fundraising

By Rennan R

Dec 5, 2020

Awesome overview of the Fundraising process. It is very useful even if you already work as a fundraiser. The tools and tons of techniques presented here, definitively worth it

By Yuliya B

Nov 5, 2019

Very good class to start learning about fundraising, all general info about different programs and fundraising vehicles. happy I did it

By Reggie G

May 4, 2022

Wonderful course, could not more highly recommend this to anyone who is just getting into the indsutry or needs a refresher.

By James B

Jan 8, 2022

Exceptionally useful and well explained as an introduction to the world of non-profit fundraising.

By Twila S

Sep 28, 2020

Lots of great information if you are just starting or looking to start a career in nonprofit

By Daniela D

Sep 8, 2018

Thorough, comprehensive course introducing the fundamentals of fundraising and development.

By Keisha M

Jun 18, 2018

Very informative and easy to understand course, it gave me the exact overview I was seeking

By Leonardo I

Sep 25, 2019

I have learned a lot from this course. The assignments are extremely useful. Thank you

By prerna b

Jun 20, 2020

I really enjoyed the course and hope to advance my career with what I learnt in it.

By Courtney I W

Jul 7, 2022

This course offered great overview of the fundraising process and considerations.

By Kelly M

May 11, 2020

Really helped to define the process and varying levels of participation needed.

By Ana I M D

Dec 2, 2021

Great Course, It help me to get some structure of the life knodlege I had

By Anna T

Jun 15, 2021

This course was very useful in understandings of fundraising basics

By Marta R R G

Jan 23, 2019

It gave me the fundamentals of fundraising, I found it very helpful

By Joan B

Sep 29, 2020

Learned a lot, course design well done, knowledgeable instructors

By Kathy

Sep 25, 2020

Very informative, I feel prepared to start a role in development!

By Mirza H B

Sep 7, 2020

A True Practical knowledge covering all aspects of Fundraising.

By Sabjee B

Aug 11, 2019

Comprehensive and informative course. Highly recommended.

By Anja N

Oct 23, 2018

Well done. Great material and interesting assignment.

By Mwawi C

May 6, 2022

Simplified and well guided. I enjoyed the activities

By Tina R

Mar 15, 2022

Love it! I learned a lot. Love the mode of delivery.

By Robin C S

Apr 29, 2019

Excellent overview of fundraising and development.

By Kristina R

May 31, 2020

Very informative. Equips one with practical tools