Principles of Fundraising Course – Villanova

Principles of Fundraising Course = 36 CFRE Credits

Effective fundraising requires sophisticated methods of identifying, cultivating and soliciting potential donors.  This course provides an overview of the techniques needed to succeed.

We have selected faculty who are development professionals and/or experts in their field and willing to share their knowledge and extensive experience. Through this course you will develop an inventory of skills for meeting the challenges of the fundraising profession.

Registration is now open for Spring 2017

Fall 2016 Course Schedule


Course Overview

12-Sep Starting a Development Program
19-Sep Annual Giving
26-Sep Research, Cultivation, Solicitation
3-Oct Campaign Fundraising

Semester Recess

17-Oct Intuitional Fundraising
24-Oct Grant Seeking
31-Oct Basics of Planned Giving
7-Nov The Board’s Role
14-Nov Solicitation & the Donor’s Perspective

Semester Recess

28-Nov Marketing, PR, & Social Media
5-Dec Accountability, Ethics & Law
12-Dec Putting it all Together

Course Fees

AFP Members – $750.00
Nonmembers – $850.00
Fees include all instructional materials.
Parking is an additional fee