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Fund Development (Part-time)

Credential:
Certificate
Program Code:
1442
School:
Continuing Education

About the Program

The Fund Development College Certificate provides the techniques and skills required by not-for-profit managers, employees and volunteers to implement a wide variety of fundraising strategies and campaigns. In this program you will develop the ability to recognize opportunities and communicate with volunteers, donors and the media. Volunteers, including board members and those involved directly in fundraising, will benefit from this program with an enhanced understanding of the many strategies and processes. This certificate also offers an excellent professional development opportunity for fundraising professionals, who are looking to update or refresh their skills.

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older

Admission Procedures

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduate employment opportunities may include fundraising for non-profit organizations, social welfare agencies, hospitals and heath charities, university and college foundations, international development agencies and community organizations.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Program Outcomes

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
OLRN1206 Methods of Fundraising
Description: Issues and processes involved in planning and organizing special events are presented. Students examine the organization, advantages and disadvantages of special events as a fundraising technique including tasks and responsibilities, working with committees, creative development of event concepts, scheduling and budgeting and strategies for maximizing profits from the event. Corporate partnerships and grant seeking, and entrepreneurial and third-party fundraising activities are also examined. Students develop fundraising plans according to the needs and capabilities of the organization they represent, such as finances and human resources. Relationships with the corporate sector and the means to identify their interest in fundraising are explored.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
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OLRN1208 Introduction to Fundraising
Description: Students gain an overview of the principles, ethics and practices of professional fundraising and a systemic examination of the thinking and preparation that is required before an organization can engage in successful fundraising. Students examine the evolution of fundraising in North America, the role the voluntary sector plays in today's society and the changing nature of the position of the fundraising professional. They also analyze the needs of an organization and apply fundraising approaches that best suit the organization's needs.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
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OLRN1311 Donor Relations in Fundraising
Description: The funding relationship between the charitable sector, corporations and individual donors is integral to fundraising. Students learn the needs and motivations of donors (corporations or individuals) and what sustains long-term partnerships with the non-profit sector. Students learn to identify, analyze and rate potential prospects and prepare a solicitation approach accordingly.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
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OLRN1466 Fundraising as a Management Process
Description: Accountability and transparency are key in today's society. Students develop realistic marketing, communication, and financial plans that reflect the budgetary obligations of an organization, learn how to inspire general public interest, and establish trust in the brand of organization they represent. Students learn the importance and role of marketing, public relations, and financial management in the world of fundraising.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

SEARCH PART-TIME (PT)

Program Contact

Shirley Nequest, 519-748-5220 ext 3759, snequest@conestogac.on.ca

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