Program at a Glance

Admission Cycle: 
Full series offered each 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: $850 or $950 with optional credit.

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


Class Title Class # Credits Startssort descending
Foundations for Fundraising (.5 unit credit)
Registration closed (credit): 43819/43824
Aug 15
New Designs for Fundraising: Complete Series
Registration closed (non-credit): 43823
Aug 15
Foundations for Fundraising
Registration closed (non-credit): 43819
Aug 15
New Designs for Fundraising: Complete Series (2 units credit)
Registration closed (credit): 43823/43828
Aug 15
Tools for Annual Giving
Fall 2022 (non-credit): Registration is closed.
Sep 12
Tools for Annual Giving (.5 unit credit)
Fall 2022 (credit): Registration is closed.
Sep 12
Tools for Big Gifts (.5 unit credit)
Fall 2022 (credit): 43821/43826
Oct 10
Tools for Big Gifts
Fall 2022 (non-credit): 43821
Oct 10
Tools for Board Excellence
Fall 2022 (non-credit): 43822
Nov 7
Tools for Board Excellence (.5 unit credit)
Fall 2022 (credit): 43822/43827
Nov 7