Introduction to Fundraising for Nonprofits

Professional Development
Academic Level
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This microcredential is best suited for working professionals, board members and volunteers in the nonprofit sector or board members or volunteers in community organizations with less than two years of professional fundraising experience. 

Successful fundraising is a critical component for almost all nonprofits and a required competency for nonprofit leaders. Without effective fundraising, the fulfillment of nonprofit missions is impossible.  

In this introduction to nonprofit fundraising, you will learn the fundamental mechanics, ethics and strategies of effective fundraising. This includes developing, implementing and evaluating your plan, as well as building annual giving campaigns and special events that further your mission and engage and retain donors.

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Whether you’re a current student or a working professional, microcredentials will help you develop new, relevant and demonstrable skills that can give you an edge in a competitive job market. 

Microcredentials at the University at Albany are a collection of courses and experiences that teach industry-aligned skills and competencies, which are documented by digital badges. 

Being able to clearly articulate your skills means you’ll be better positioned to bridge the gap between college and career, or between your current job and your dream job. You can also stack microcredentials into larger skillsets and credentials.

Our programs are developed using established faculty governance processes and endorsed by UAlbany, so the skills you learn are portable, meaningful and high quality. The programs are offered at the undergraduate or graduate level, or as an opportunity for continuing education. Many are conveniently offered online.