Course at a Glance

New Designs for Fundraising: Complete Series (2 units credit)
January 22 to May 12
Online: Canceled

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

Canceled: Series (Credit)

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.

This is the credit option for this series. For noncredit, see the noncredit option.



$1,540 includes 2 units of credit • Class #: (credit)

Guiamar Hiegert

Guiamar Hiegert

Guia  Hiegert 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.  


Maureen Funk

Maureen Funk

Maureen Funk, CFRE, has been a nonprofit professional for about 30 years. She is a grassroots organizer who started various nonprofits like a local farmers market and a destination marketing association. She ran a campaign to build an outdoor amphitheater at a historical attraction for a local theater group. She was also development director for California Future Farmers of America. Maureen is a graduate of Humboldt’s Leadership Studies program and holds a certificate in New Designs for Fundraising. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). She currently works for Rainforest Alliance as a senior associate, individual giving. She also volunteers with her local arts council. She helped recruit volunteers, rebuild the board, and develop a strategic plan. She lives in Sutter Creek with her husband and rescue dog.


Sarah Nunez

A graduate of The Fundraising School at Indianapolis & Purdue Universities, Sarah Nunez has extensive experience in marketing, volunteer management and annual fundraising. She has lead numerous special event programs from inception to implementation. Her work with volunteers dates back to high school where she was recognized as an outstanding volunteer and attended America's Promise in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a youth delegate. Her volunteerism included working to incorporate schools and youth into the Volunteers of the Redwoods. Sarah worked as an assistant consultant for two years with Guiamar F. Hiegert & Associates, a consulting firm for nonprofit organizations. She has also been involved as a volunteer fundraiser for numerous nonprofit associations in the Humboldt County area, most recently for the National Autism Foundation's local event. She is mother to two children and lives with her husband, Ray, in Eureka, Calif.


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.