Fundraising and Development Specialization

Starts Jul 02

Fundraising and Development Specialization

A Career That Makes a Difference. Connecting donors to their passions.

About This Specialization

Charitable giving is rebounding as the economy improves. Yet there is a shortage of qualified fundraising professionals to help organizations connect their needs with potential donors. Through four courses, you will gain the knowledge and skills to begin or advance your career in the high demand field of fundraising and development. This Specialization is designed to meet the rising demand for trained fundraising professionals.

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courses
4 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.

projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

certificates
Certificates

Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.

Projects Overview

Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Fundraising and Development Foundations

    Upcoming session: Jul 2
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    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 develo
  2. COURSE 2

    Annual Campaigns: Building a Case for Support

    Upcoming session: Jul 2
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this comprehensive overview of annual giving programs, you’ll gain an introduction to the basic terminology and concepts of annual giving as well as the various solicitation channels and donor types. Learn how to write a direct mail appeal, craft an i
  3. COURSE 3

    Major and Principal Gifts

    Upcoming session: Jul 9
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course will provide a comprehensive view of major and principal gift development work for students who seek to build upon their experiences gained in the introductory session. Participants will gain an understanding of the philosophy and st
  4. COURSE 4

    Planned Giving

    Upcoming session: Jul 2
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this comprehensive overview of planned giving, you’ll gain an introduction to the basic terminology and concepts in the field as well as an overview of each planned giving vehicle. Learn to identify and assess prospective donors, recognize

Creators

  • University of California, Davis

    University of California, Davis

    UC Davis, one of the nation’s top-ranked research universities, is a global leader in agriculture, veterinary medicine, sustainability, environmental and biological sciences, and technology. With four colleges and six professional schools, UC Davis and its students and alumni are known for their academic excellence, meaningful public service and profound international impact.

  • Brian Casey

    Brian Casey

    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Planned Giving
  • Michelle Poesy

    Michelle Poesy

    Senior Director
  • Jason Wohlman

    Jason Wohlman

    Associate Vice Chancellor for University Development
  • Angela Joens

    Angela Joens

    Assistant Vice Chancellor of Development Outreach

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