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Rio Salado College - Conference Center

2323 West 14th Street

Tempe, AZ 85281

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The Fundraising Academy provides students who are interested in beginning, or who are currently working in, development roles with the applied knowledge of nonprofit fundraising principles. The program is designed to enhance fundraising skills for individuals, groups, and organizations. Specifically, students will increase their capacity to strategically identify opportunities for funding, to execute cause selling techniques, to develop major gifts, and to organize planned giving. This will be accomplished through exploring the advantages of technology, social media, innovative applications, and accurate financial management. This program offers a fresh perspective and new cutting-edge techniques to address the needs of fundraising in today's society. The Fundraising Academy is ideal for those seeking dynamic approaches to fundraising, additional opportunities for networking, and to build their professional toolbox.

2017-18 Schedule:

Session 1: Basics of Fundraising

October 3-5, 2017

Session 2: Cause Selling/Social Skills

December 5-7, 2017

Session 3: Major Gifts

February 6-8, 2018

Session 4: Planned Giving + Graduation

March 6-8, 2018

Learning Outcomes:

  • Evaluate the state of the nonprofit field as it pertains to opportunities and gaps in the areas of development
  • Examine basic principles of fundraising while considering ethical and organizational factors
  • Analyze negotiating and cause-selling styles in order to evaluate their situational effectiveness
  • Articulate multiple approaches to development strategy in order to confront and address complex needs
  • Practice “making the ask” and cause selling techniques
  • Utilize emerging technology, presentation skills and communication in face-to-face, alternative, and virtual environments
  • Compare and contrast strategies of soliciting major gifts and planned giving
  • Identify the needs and resources associated with financial and legal requirements of fundraising

Develop professional skills that enhance opportunities and increase possible vehicles for fundraising

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