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 15% discount for registering for the four-course series.

Contact: For more information about this online program, email Sheila Rocker Heppe, Director of Extended Education or call (707) 826-3743.


Class Title Class # Starts
Foundations for Fundraising
Canceled: 43787 (non-credit)
Aug 23
Foundations for Fundraising (.5 unit credit)
Canceled: 43787/43792 (credit)
Aug 23
New Designs for Fundraising: Complete Series
Canceled: 43791 (non-credit)
Aug 23
New Designs for Fundraising: Complete Series (2 units credit)
Canceled: 43791/43792/43794/43795/43796 (credit)
Aug 23
Tools for Annual Giving
Canceled: 43788 (non-credit)
Sep 20
Tools for Annual Giving (.5 unit credit)
Canceled: 43788/43794 (credit)
Sep 20
Tools for Big Gifts
Canceled: 43789 (non-credit)
Oct 18
Tools for Big Gifts (.5 unit credit)
Canceled: 43789/43795 (credit)
Oct 18
Tools for Board Excellence
Canceled: 43790 (non-credit)
Nov 15
Tools for Board Excellence (.5 unit credit)
Canceled: 43790/43796 (credit)
Nov 15