Course at a Glance

October 15 to November 10

Tools for Big Gifts (credit)


Gain the "toolbox" which contains information and instruction on methods to develop prospects and donors for the large gifts -- those that can make a critical difference in the operations and programs of nonprofit organizations. Participants will understand the principles of capital campaigns and planned giving; practice asking techniques; and gain assessment strategies to be able to analyze their organization’s fundraising programs.


Oct. 15-Nov. 10
$275 (includes .5 unit of credit [LDRS 480])   •   Class #: 46682/46687

Janice Gow Pettey

Janice Gow Pettey

Janice Gow Pettey is a nonprofit consultant, author, and noted authority on diversity, ethics and nonprofit governance. She earned her doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco, School of Education. Janice is chair emeritus of both the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Ethics Committee and the Research Council. In 2008, Janice was awarded the Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award from the Golden Gate chapter of AFP. In 2017, she was honored with the Henry A. Rosso Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Ethical Fundraising by Indiana University, School of Philanthropy. During her nonprofit career, she served both as CEO and led the development efforts of diverse organizations including The Asia Foundation, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, American Red Cross, Palo Alto University, and the Foundation for City College of San Francisco. Her consulting firm, J.G. Pettey and Associates works with a broad range of organizations to provide coaching, strategic planning and interim staffing services to a broad range of organizations in the United States and internationally. Janice is the author of Cultivating Diversity in Fundraising and she is the editor of Nonprofit Fundraising Strategy: A Guide to Ethical Decision Making and Regulation for Nonprofit Organizations and Ethical Fundraising: A Guide for Nonprofit Boards and Fundraisers. Janice is on the faculty of The Fund Raising School at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and she is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco in the School of Education and the School of Management.