CERTIFICATE IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT COURSES
Fundraising Management: Developing, Managing and Evaluating Your Fund Development Plan
|This course provides a solid framework for understanding how to manage the fund development process in a nonprofit. Examine the “new normal” in which nonprofits today must generate resources, explore what needs to be in place to support a successful fund development program, discuss sources and strategies for generating revenue, and learn the steps involved in creating a fund development plan.
This is an instructor-led course delivered entirely online. It is highly interactive and requires active participation on discussion boards and completion of assigned projects. We estimate spending an average of 8 – 10 hours per week on each Certificate in Nonprofit Management course. For this reason, we highly recommend students participate in no more than two CNM courses at a time.
Sample Syllabus - subject to change at the instructor's discretion.
This intensive five-week course explores the following topics:
• Context and Capacity: Fundraising Management in the “New Normal.”
• Sources and Strategies for Generating Revenue and Support: An Overview.
• Preparing a Fund Development Plan.
• From Planning to Implementation: Managing the Unexpected.
• Ethics, Accountability and Transparency: Your Fundraising Plan in the Public Eye.
What you and your organization will gain from this course:
• Determine your organization’s fundraising readiness.
• Identify the broad range of funding sources and strategies available to nonprofits today, including earned income and the importance of fund diversification.
• Clarify the roles of board, staff and other stakeholders.
• Recognize the central importance of building strong donor relationships in the prevention and mitigation of unexpected fundraising developments.
• Articulate the central importance of ethics, accountability and transparency about fundraising and financial management.
• Recognize what the public can learn about your organization’s fundraising history, status and practices from a few quick clicks with a search engine.
Special features of this course:
• A weekly Resource Center provides carefully tailored readings and other resources.
• “Studio” activities provide opportunities for new and experienced practitioners to cultivate practical skills.
• Original case studies and problem-based learning activities.
• In-depth weekly discussions on the real-life challenges and opportunities of fundraising management.
• Small class size of 25 participants.
This is an instructor-led course delivered entirely online. It is highly interactive and requires active participation on discussions boards and completion of assigned projects. There are no real-time class meetings. Students work at times that are convenient for them within the weekly schedule of activities. We estimate spending an average of 8 – 10 hours per week on each Certificate in Nonprofit Management course. For this reason, we highly recommend students participate in no more than two CNM courses at a time.
NOTE: This is a tech-enhanced course that requires access to Blackboard, a course management system used by UIC. In order to complete registration, you must submit proof of identity to secure your unique NetID (username). More information on this process can be found on the Know More about Registering and Paying section of our Web site.