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Earn a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising

  • Fundraising Degree
  • Course Requirements
  • Class Schedule
  • Course Rotation
  • Careers

A Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Advances you

Opportunities for advancement and increase in salary exist for Fundraising professionals. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the profession is projected to grow which gives those who are poised and ready the chance to take advantage of this growth and enhance their career. A Graduate Certificate in Fundraising will give you the tools needed to ensure you are positioned for advancement. In as little as thirteen credit hours, you will learn innovative and up-to-date information in the field of Fundraising.

You will gain knowledge and understanding of such areas as branding, donor behavior and relations, managing fundraising and planned giving.

Avila Univeristy and Hartsook Institute

 

 

This innovative, research- and knowledge-based concentration is made possible through a partnership between Avila and Hartsook Companies, Inc., experts in fundraising consulting. You will gain knowledge and understanding of such areas as branding, donor behavior and relations, managing fundraising and planned giving.

 

The program offers a flexible class schedule with eight week and/or weekend-intensive formats. Your Advantage allows you to start, pause, and resume your coursework, according to what works best in your life.

Course Requirements

 

 

Fundraising Curriculum  

FR 600 Introduction to Fundraising & Donor Behavior 1

FR 610 Direct and Interactive Marketing for Fundraising 3

FR 620 Fundraising Planning 3

FR 635 Major and Planned Giving 3

FR 645 Institutional Fundraising 3
       
       

13 credit hours required for the graduate certificate



   
       


 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Class Schedule
Each semester is divided into two 8-week sessions.

Spring Semester 2014
January 6 - April 26

Summer Semester 2014
April 28 – August 16

Course Rotation

 

COURSE ROTATION- Starting Fall 2011
Each semester is divided into two 8-week sessions.
(o) Online
     
FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER SUMMER SEMESTER
WEEKEND WEEKEND WEEKEND
FR 600
Intro to Fundraising
   
PM 600
Intro to Project Mgmt
   
     
FIRST 8-week SESSION FIRST 8-week SESSION FIRST 8-week SESSION
MG 601
Statistics
MG 601 
Statistics
MG 601 
Statistics (o)
MG 650
Strategic Communication
MG 650  S
trategic Communication (o)
MG 650 
Strategic Communication
MG 670
Org Psych & Behavior
MG 670 
Org Psych & Behavior (o)
MG 670 
Org Psych & Behavior
MG 675
Team Development
MG 675 
Team Development
MG 675
Team Development (o)
MG 688 
Leadership and Influence (o)
MG 688
Leadership and Influence
MG 688 
Leadership and Influence
MG 688 
Leadership and Influence (o)
PM 673
Tools/Technology of PM (o)
PM 677
Six Sigma (o)
MG 605
Ethics & Legal Environ
MG 630
Financial Decisionmaking
 
     
SECOND 8-week SESSION SECOND 8-week SESSION SECOND 8-week SESSION
PM 672 Practice of Project Mgmt (o) PM 674 Application of PM (o) PM 678 Management Technology (o)
     
**FR classes rotate in this order – one in the 2nd half of each trimester

FR 645 Institutional Fundraising – Fall 2011

FR 620 Fundraising Planning – Spring 2012

FR 610 Direct & Interactive Mktg – Summer 2012

FR 635 Major & Planned Giving – Fall 2012

 

 

 

Careers with a Management in Fundraising Degree

There are many opportunities in the job market with a Master's in Management in Fundraising. Jobs in this field include:

· Director of Advocacy Relations
· Patient Advocacy Manager
· Grant Writer
· Fundraising Director
· Chief Development Officer
· Public Relations Specialist
· Community Relations Manager
· Campaign Manager
· Director of Giving
· Civil and Community Service Managers
· Social and Human Services Managers