Program at a Glance

Admission Cycle: 
Full series offered each spring and fall.

New Designs for Fundraising Online Certificate Program

An online fundraising certificate program

  • Discover best practices in fundraising for small to mid-size nonprofits.
  • Learn from seasoned fundraisers who understand your organization’s needs and know how to get results.
  • Enhance your career with knowledge and skills that can be utilized on the job immediately.
  • Network with a community of fundraising professionals from a variety of organizations.
  • Earn CFRE points and continuing education units.

This affordable online program, while relevant to all, is uniquely designed to meet the needs of small to mid-size nonprofit organizations. It offers a practical education for nonprofit organizations, development departments and individuals interested in creating or strengthening fundraising efforts. For a look at organizations that have participated in the program, check out our List of Alumni (PDF: Acrobat Reader or similar required).

These online courses will help participants develop a more comprehensive view of nonprofit fundraising, explore principles of fundraising, case statements, fundraising strategies, donor development and engagement, annual campaigns, major gift campaigns and special events. 

All courses are held online. A certificate will be awarded with completion of the four courses. 

Fees are $250 per course, plus $25 for optional .5 continuing education unit per course. There is a 25% discount for registering for the four-course series: $850 (plus $100 for credit).

Contact: For more information about this online program, contact Julia Heatherwick, Extended Education Program Coordinator by email or call (707) 826-3732.


Class Title Class # Credits Start Date
Foundations for Fundraising
27006 (non-credit)
January 22
Foundations for Fundraising (.5 unit credit)
January 22
New Designs for Fundraising: Complete Series
27005 (non-credit)
January 22
Tools for Annual Giving
27007 (non-credit)
February 18
Tools for Annual Giving (.5 unit credit)
February 18
Tools for Big Gifts
27008 (non-credit)
March 18
Tools for Big Gifts (.5 unit credit)
March 18
Fundraising: The People
27009 (non-credit)
April 15
Fundraising: The People (.5 unit credit)
April 15