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Professional Fundraising Certificate Program

Earn a Certificate in Professional Fundraising

Enroll Now: Spring Session Begins January 13

Professional Fundraising Program

Take your career to the next level with Boston University’s Certificate in Professional Fundraising.

Led by industry professionals, this 12-week online certificate program includes interactive training with a comprehensive survey of all aspects of fundraising.

  • Strengthen your fundraising skill set to serve your institution more effectively
  • Full participation in Boston University’s Professional Fundraising Program entitles you to 84 points in Category 1.B—Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
  • Extend your network by connecting with other professional fundraisers

Prospect research is used by a variety of nonprofits and fundraising departments to gather data and assemble a donor’s profile. Hear from program instructor Kylie Johnson, CAP, on best practices to reach your goals.

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Join Program Director, Jon Schaffrath, CFRE, and a panel of BU instructors for an overview of the world of philanthropy and an introduction to careers in fundraising.

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Mentorship Webinar: Building a Rewarding Two-way Network

To support your success, BU launched a new mentor-mentee program that connects students with a dedicated fundraising coach during the program. Hear from our panel of program mentors as they discuss the value of a mentor-mentee relationship and answer questions.

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To learn more, contact an Enrollment Advisor at 617-502-8822 or complete the form below.

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