Earn a Certificate in Professional Fundraising
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
|Boston University’s Professional Fundraising program is asynchronous, meaning classes do not meet at a scheduled time. Rather, you will learn and access course materials on your own schedule and at any time during the day, offering you greater learning flexibility.|
What are the key performance indicators of a healthy annual giving shop? Internal support for annual giving efforts should remain a top priority to meet the broader annual fund goal. Hear from BU’s Professional Fundraising Program Director, Jon Schaffrath, and instructor, Theresa Lee on Evaluating Your Annual Fund Program with Advanced Annual Giving Techniques to get a glimpse into the in-depth learning experience you can expect in BU’s certificate program.
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.
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.
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.
To learn more, contact an Enrollment Advisor at 617-502-8822 or complete the form below.