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Professional Fundraising Program Online

Program Overview

Boston University’s certificate in Professional Fundraising is an ideal course of study for individuals looking to enter the field of fundraising or advance their current professional knowledge—as well as for volunteer leaders who wish to better understand the development process.

Designed and taught by senior philanthropy officers with distinguished careers in development, the Professional Fundraising Program provides the up-to-date knowledge you need for success in today’s burgeoning and increasingly specialized philanthropic environment—and provides the 84 continuing education points required to sit for the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) exam.

In the online program, you will examine the key components of a comprehensive development program, building a portfolio of items representing the following areas:

  • Annual Giving
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Corporations and Foundations
  • Major and Leadership Gifts
  • Management & Accountability
  • Planned and Estate Giving
  • Prospect Research
  • Special Events
  • Stewardship
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technology-enabled Fundraising
  • Volunteer Leadership Management

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

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