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New Designs for Fundraising: Complete Series (2 units credit)
August 15 to December 2

New Designs for Fundraising: Complete Series (2 units credit)

Registration closed (credit): 43823/43828

Register for all four courses in the New Designs for Fundraising Online Certificate Program (with 2 units credit) and get a discount.

These are online courses. You may access them at any time after midnight on the start date.

Mon., Aug. 15-Fri., Dec. 2

$950 includes 2 units of credit


• Class #: 43823/43828 (credit)




Beth Bray

Beth Bray

Beth has spent her fundraising career working primarily in small, rural non-profits where she gets to do everything from the big picture planning to the little administrative tasks that are necessary for a successful development program. Helping passionate volunteers feel empowered to go out and ask for donations is her favorite part of the job.    Since 2008, Beth has held management level positions in a variety of organizations from health care, to conservation, to higher education. She brings this hands-on experience to the virtual classroom in New Designs for Fundraising where she has served on the faculty since 2015.    Beth is proud to be a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), a distinction she earned in 2014. She has served on the Board of Directors of CASA of Humboldt, League of Women Voters of Humboldt County, and Wild Souls Ranch. She enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling.


Guiamar Hiegert

Guiamar Hiegert

Guia is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of successful experience in nonprofit management, development and training. She has extensive experience in fundraising, board development, program planning and implementation, volunteer management and staff and volunteer training. She has served as lead faculty for The Fund Raising School, an international training program for the Center on Philanthropy of Indiana and Purdue Universities. In 2007, she created the North Coast Fund Raising Institute, a training program designed to reach out to Northern California and Southern Oregon to meet the needs of not-for-profit organizations that have little or no access to professional training in this largely rural area.  


Kelsie Hower

Kelsie Hower

Kelsie Hower has been leading successful, multi-million dollar fundraising campaigns for non-profits and political candidates since 2012. She currently serves as CEO and co-founder of River Co., a boutique consulting firm specializing in non-profit development, political fundraising, and event management. Prior to co-founding River Co., Hower was the development director for Unite America, a non-partisan political non-profit, where she led the effort to increase the national organization’s revenue from $300,000 in the 2016 cycle to $3.5 million in 2018. Hower began her fundraising career at the Starboard Group, where she worked with local, state, and federal campaigns, political action committees, as well as a wide range of 501c3 and 501c4 non-profit organizations. Hower graduated from Colorado State University.