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Training for Development Professionals: The Art & Science of Fundraising


Fundraising Training

Successful fundraising occurs at the intersection of art and science.

The Art & Science of Fundraising will provide nonprofit staff and Board Members with the foundation, history, background, and skills to advance fundraising in their respective organizations.

This training has packed its bags and made the move to the world of online learning! Access our various course segments through our online learning management system (LMS) on your schedule and at your own pace. Within the system, you will be able to access videos, suggested readings, supplemental materials, downloads, quizzes and more.

Maximize your learning with a wrap-up session - offered quarterly, either online OR in-person. 

Participants will...

  • Understand the history, trends, and ethics of the fundraising profession
  • Learn how to create, implement, and advance a fundraising program
  • Understand the importance of the relationship building process in fundraising
  • Learn how to create a culture of philanthropy within an organization
  • And more!

Session segments include:

  • Introduction to Fundraising
  • Creating a Fundraising Program
  • Building Relationships
  • Making the Ask and Major Donors
  • Planned Giving
  • Fundraising Medley

Wrap-up session options include:

  • Wednesday, June 14th at 12:00 PM - virtual or in-person at The Nonprofit Partnership
  • Wednesday, September 13th at 12:00 PM - virtual or in-person at The Nonprofit Partnership
  • Tuesday, December 5th at 12:00 PM - virtual or in-person at The Nonprofit Partnership

Educational content brought to you by:

  • Adam C. Bratton, Executive Director with The Nonprofit Partnership
  • Jeff Bagel, CFRE, Principal with eAdvancement Consulting
  • Emma Kieran, Principal with Pilot Peak Consulting
  • David Schumacher, CFRE, Development Officer with Shriners Hospitals for Children – Erie
  • Ellen Kehl, Associate Director with The Nonprofit Partnership
  • Ted Wood, President with Ted Wood & Associates
  • Jonathan Rilling, Vice President of Marketing, Advancement & Communications, Erie Homes for Children and Adults, Inc. and Board President with The Nonprofit Partnership
  • Steve Higgins, CFRE, President & CEO with Carter
  • Angela D. Barnes, MBA, Managing Director with Carter
  • Melissa S. Brown, Project Associate with Carter
  • Audrey Edmonds Stone, CFRE, Managing Director with Carter
  • Erin Layden, Director of Development with Erie City Mission
  • Amanda Karns, Special Projects Coordinator with Harborcreek Youth Services

Logistics and pricing:

  • Member pricing: $300
  • Non-Member pricing: $400

Cost includes access to the online learning management system, office hours support, a wrap-up session, and two books - "Asking: A 59-Minute Guide to Everything Board Members, Volunteers, and Staff Must Know to Secure the Gift" by Jerold Panas and "Nonprofit Fundraising 101" by Darian Rodriguez Heyman with Laila Brenner.

Registrants will be granted access to the online LMS when registration is complete and payment is finalized. Books will also be mailed upon registration. 

Click here to register!

The Nonprofit Partnership's offices at The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Phone 814.240.2490