A Vail Valley Works Specialty Course
Course Name: Professional Fundraising Certificate Program
Facilitator: Robin Thompson, MS – President TT&K, Inc. (Click here to learn more about Robin)
Format: TBD (Will comply with COVID-19 restrictions)
Date: Eight 2-hour sessions, beginning January 2021
Certificate/Credit: Professional Fundraising Certificate, 16 CFRE Continuing Education Credits
Cost: $375 (VVP Members)/$450 (Public Price)
Intended For: This program is ideal for people who currently work, or those who want to work in charitable organizations to gain the knowledge that is typically acquired over years of experience, into classroom and experiential learning. This may include staff, directors, program administrators, board members, philanthropists, members of faith-based communities, volunteers, or those interested in employment or volunteering.
Course Description: This training program is customized around the core competencies for nonprofit success. Learn critical information about fundraising, major gift prospecting, solicitation, database segmentation, and winning grants. Understand how business principles guide the operation while building relationships based upon donors’ interests keep a nonprofit strong. This program incorporates knowledge of fundraising in rural communities like the Vail Valley. This makes it extremely valuable for anyone who lives in, or works with, nonprofits in rural communities.
Participants complete a Development Audit at their nonprofit or another nonprofit and present the audit report and their completed portfolio to the review panel in the final class. Based on the review panel recommendation the certificate is awarded.