Fundraising and Grant Strategies

  • USD 2,000

  • online
  • United States (Notre Dame) |
  • Date not specified
  • Certificate

Fundraising & Grant Strategies is the third and final eight-week online course in the Executive Certificate in Transformational Nonprofit Leadership series. This course shifts the focus from leadership skills to the practicalities of raising funds. You will delve into a myriad of concepts behind successful fundraising and grant writing. You will also explore the diverse philanthropic landscape and master key strategies essential for raising capital. You will also learn the steps to prepare, write and manage the outcomes of your proposals. This course will give you a complete overview of the many ways in which you can raise the funds necessary to finance and maintain your organization's transformative social programs.

Program Benefits

  • Strategic Differentiation
  • Gift Giving and Prospect Identification
  • Solicitation and Persuasion
  • Donors and Gifting
  • Engaging Prospects
  • Business Requirements
  • Grant Proposal Preparation
  • Grant Proposal Writing

Who Should Attend

This final course of the three-course series is indispensable to those individuals who require the end-to-end knowledge of successful fundraising and grant writing.



Lesson 1 - Philanthropic Trends

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Philanthropic Trends: Part 1
  • Philanthropic Trends: Part 2

Lesson 2 - Your Agency’s Story & Transactional Fundraising

  • Agency Branding, Marketing, and the Power of Your Story
  • Branding, Strategy, and Tactics
  • The Importance of Your Agency's Story
  • Creating Your Story
  • Transactional Fundraising
  • The Sticky Message
  • Making Your Event a Meaningful Experience

Lesson 3 - Transformational Donors

  • The Power of Individual Giving
  • What Must Be in Place?
  • Setting the Stage
  • The Transformational Process
  • It Feels Different
  • Volunteers in Stewardship