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Fundraising & Board Development: Academic-Year Courses

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Spring 2014 Certificate Courses

Costs / Early Registration Discount
In addition to the tuition, there is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee paid once per semester. The early registration discount applies to registrations received (paid in full) by January 10.

The Principles of Fundraising
Address various approaches to fundraising for the nonprofit organization, including the annual giving campaign, special events, major gift solicitation, planned giving options, capital campaigns, and donor recognition. Learn techniques to develop and manage volunteer programs. Obtain practical guidelines for identifying potential donors, handling the “ask” meeting, providing donor recognition, and utilizing your board effectively. Become familiar with various types of life income gifts and understand the interests of the major players: prospect, development office, financial planner, attorney, accountant, and bank.
HCE9068.10 / $299
HCE9068.11 / $275 (ADO members, Purchase employees and alumni, and early registration discounts)
Instructor: Paula Barbag
Thurs., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
April 3–May 8 (5 sessions; no class April 17)
Music Room 0089A

**CLOSED**Making the “Ask” (elective)
Increase your chances of building rewarding donor relationships with proper research, listening skills, and knowing when, where, and how to make “the ask.” Gain comfort in requesting all sizes and types of gifts from both prospective and established donors with the right approach. Learn how to communicate with donors about your mutual interests, ask them to support your organization, and engage them as friends for the future.
Prerequisite: HCE 9067
HCE9059.10 / $149
HCE9059.11 / $125 (ADO members, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registration discount)
Instructor: Sharon Danosky
Sat., 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
May 10 (1 session)
Room: Refer to the online schedule

hybrid courses icon Hybrid Electives: Spring 2014
Social Media Marketing: Strategies and Tactics (counts as two electives)

online courses icon Online Electives
Offered by the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program:

Budgeting in a Nonprofit Organization
How to Read a Nonprofit Financial Statement
Principles of Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
Leadership in a Nonprofit Organization
Strategy for Nonprofit Organization

Updated May 6, 2014

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