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Fundraising and Resource Development

Fundraising and Resource Development Ontario College Graduate Certificate

What is Fundraising and Resource Development?

Discover a dynamic, challenging career where you can make a difference in the lives of others by raising money for important causes. In this comprehensive program, students learn to design integrated fundraising programs, run special events, research and secure grants, and develop relationships with major donors. Students also examine critical skills that support the fundraising process, including prospect research, volunteer management strategies, budgeting and financial management, marketing, donor engagement, group dynamics and team building, and use of technology for fundraising. During their academic studies, students gain skills through case studies and projects, followed by valuable real life experience participating in an internship in a fundraising environment in areas such as social services, the arts, the environment, health care, education, sports, recreation, and religion.

Why take Fundraising and Resource Development at Georgian College?

  • One year can change your life: This comprehensive one-year graduate certificate program offers two academic semesters of six online courses each followed by an eight-week, full-time internship in a non-profit setting. Graduates of this program have secured rewarding positions in hospitals,  schools, foundations, consulting firms, community service organizations and national charities.
  • Experienced faculty members: Courses are taught by professionals who are respected in the field and who provide personalized instruction that fits into your busy life.
  • Improved career advancement: Employers are looking for individuals who have demonstrated an educational commitment. Our graduates report they advance quickly.
  • Improved professionalism: As you master each area within the program, you will be able to approach your job with increased confidence and a sense of purpose.
  • Program flexibility: The courses are delivered online, allowing you to retain your current job and study how, when and where you wish. Continue at your own pace to complete the graduate certificate.
  • Transfer credits for MBA program: Graduates from Georgian’s Fundraising and Resource Development program may be eligible to receive credits for up to 60 out of 180 credits in several of Edith Cowan University’s master’s programs in Australia.
  • Work toward your CFRE certification: Georgian College is an approved provider of CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) education. Full participation in Georgian’s Fundraising and Resource Development courses counts toward your application for initial certification or recertification, with up to 15 points in Category 1.B Education.

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Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
FUND
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
3 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Location:
Orillia (Online only), Orillia(Online only)
Start:

Fall - Orillia- Online only

Winter - Orillia - Online only

Contact:
fundraisingprogram
Email:
fundraisingprogram@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext.

Discover a dynamic, challenging career where you can make a difference in the lives of others by raising money for important causes. In this comprehensive program, students learn to design integrated fundraising programs, run special events, research and secure grants, and develop relationships with major donors. Students also examine critical skills that support the fundraising process, including prospect research, volunteer management strategies, budgeting and financial management, marketing, donor engagement, group dynamics and team building, and use of technology for fundraising. During their academic studies, students gain skills through case studies and projects, followed by valuable real life experience participating in an internship in a fundraising environment in areas such as social services, the arts, the environment, health care, education, sports, recreation, and religion.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • analyze current trends in philanthropy, technology, communications and volunteer management as they pertain to the charitable sector


  • work effectively with individuals, groups and organizations to support the total process of resource development


  • plan and implement leading edge programs to achieve results in corporate, foundation and individual giving


  • build strategic partnerships and develop relationships with donors, recipients, beneficiaries, and volunteers


  • integrate the parameters of regulatory legislation, as well as effective business and ethical practices in philanthropy


  • identify, plan and execute fundraising projects which include goals, outcomes, budgets, and voluntary resources. These projects may include events, major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, capital campaigns, sponsorships and grants applications


  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession.
Fall Intake - Orillia(Online only)

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3

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Fall | Winter | Summer

2016 | 2017 | 2017

Winter Intake - Orillia (Online only)

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3

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Winter | Fall | Winter

2017 | 2017 | 2018

- post-secondary diploma or degree or CFRE designation (Certified Fundraising Executive) or equivalent.

Preference will be given to applicants who hold diplomas or degrees with emphasis in social sciences, humanities, education, business or marketing. Strong communications skills are required. Proficiency in word processing and computer skills are recommended.

Applicants lacking a college diploma, university degree, or equivalent may be considered based on CFRE designation (Certified Fund Raising Executive) OR a combination of post-secondary education and related work experience (minimum three years full-time paid experience working in a non-profit environment) and demonstrated achievement of post-secondary level competencies.

Applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:

- A college diploma or university degree or CFRE designation (Certified Fundraising

Executive) or equivalent.

Preference will be given to applicants who hold diplomas or degrees with emphasis in social sciences, humanities, education, business or marketing. Strong communications skills are required. Proficiency in word processing and computer skills are recommended.

Applicants lacking a college diploma, university degree, or equivalent may be considered based on CFRE designation (Certified Fund Raising Executive) OR a combination of

post-secondary education and related work experience (minimum three years full-time paid experience working in a non-profit environment) and demonstrated achievement of post-secondary level competencies.

11 Mandatory Courses

1 Optional Course

1 Internship

Applicants will be asked to submit a current resume and a statement of intent. Academic and experiential learning of all applicants will be assessed.

To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.

Mandatory Courses

FUND1003 Annual Giving: Principles and Process
FUND1005 Grant and Proposal Writing
FUND1006 Professional Practice in Fundraising
FUND1008 Volunteer Management
FUND1009 Marketing and Public Relations in Fundraising
FUND1010 Prospect Research
FUND1014 Technology for Fundraising
FUND1015 Philanthropy in Society
FUND1016 Planning for Fundraising
FUND1017 Donor Relations and Stewardship
FUND1018 Major Gifts and Capital Campaigns
Optional Course
To be selected from College list
Internship
FUND1020 Fundraising Internship

This program gives students the choice of selecting one optional course, depending on their interests and course availability, to meet the graduation requirements. These courses may include Special Events for Fundraising (FUND 1019) and Planned Giving (FUND 1011).

View the Fundraising and Resource Development articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

Andrea Lucas

Major Gifts Officer, York University Foundation

Program:

Fundraising and Resource Development


Armed with the knowledge, skills and confidence that this program has given to me, I have been able to work for some of Canada’s top not-for-profits, such as The Arthritis Society, The Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation and today, The York University Foundation. Read more...

Fundraising faculty SHur-Georgian College-2014-08-26

Selene Hur

Selene is the manager of prospect research at the YMCA of Greater Toronto. For over five years, she has enjoyed the challenge of building prospect research and stewardship capabilities at the Y. Selene has worked in a variety of organizations including Canada's National Ballet School, the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Canadian Opera Company, Mirvish Productions and NetGain Partners. Read more...

Andrea Lucas

Major Gifts Officer, York University Foundation

Program:

Fundraising and Resource Development


Armed with the knowledge, skills and confidence that this program has given to me, I have been able to work for some of Canada’s top not-for-profits, such as The Arthritis Society, The Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation and today, The York University Foundation. Read more...

Katelyn McKeown in a library

Katelyn Lees

Development Officer, Barrie Public Library

Program:

Fundraising and Resource Development

Year:

2010


As a recent graduate of Georgian College’s Fundraising & Resource Development Program, I can certainly attest to the professionalism and level of personal satisfaction this program offers. I was able to relate all the information I learned online while interning. Read more...

Briana Trypuc

Client Advisor, Charity Intelligence

Program:

Fundraising and Resource Development


As a recent graduate, I can attest to the overall professionalism and progressive design and implementation of the Fundraising and Resource Development program. This program fully enabled me to gain a comprehensive, insightful and noteworthy educational experience. Read more...

Amber Giffen

Amber De'Niese

Manager, Philanthropy and Association Advancement, YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Program:

Fundraising and Resource Development


Amber was selected as a YMCA World Alliance Change Agent in 2012 and a YMCA Canada Young Leader in 2012 and 2013. Her community volunteer roles include Vice Chair of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County Board of Directors, and member of the Wasaga Beach/Collingwood Rotaract Club. Read more...

Georgian College jobseekers and alumni are invited to visit www.charityworldworks.ca.

Supporting Canada’s non-profit sector with talent, CharityWorldWork.ca is a job board that connects jobseekers with hiring non-profits and charities across Canada.

Jobseekers are invited to register and host resumes and cover letters so that hiring managers in the non-profit sector can view their qualifications.

Exciting jobs in non-profits and charities await you. Register a jobseeker account to find your next great job opportunity on www.charityworldworks.ca!

 

Accelerate your fundraising, right here at Georgian College

The Fundraising and Resource Development program at Georgian College organizes an annual conference for fundraising professionals, board members and fundraising volunteers.

More information about this year’s conference coming soon.

Want to sponsor this conference?  See our conference sponsorship package.

Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka

We are a not for profit, cancer care community. We are a non-medical facility providing psychosocial support to our over 1400 members.

We are looking for a social volunteer to research:

  • Donor bases
  • Innovative current ways to recognize donors
  • Innovative ways to to maintain stewardship

Please reply to Patricia Gilbert at gcsmfoundations.gmail.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada –

Simcoe Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Planning Volunteer

Gain professional, hands-on experience, expand your network and gain visibility in the community by volunteering to help organize and run the Simcoe Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy taking place on May 14, 2016 at Minet’s Point Park, Barrie.

Role

The Simcoe Walk Planning Volunteer will work closely with fundraising staff and a volunteer committee to plan the delivery of our national signature fundraising event, The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy, in Barrie, Ont. The goal of the Planning Volunteer is to assist in the management of the Walk from start to finish.

Volunteer duties

  • Work with staff and volunteers to coordinate event-day logistics
  • Help with creating new initiatives/opportunities to raise awareness and grow revenue
  • Solicit corporate sponsors, financial gifts and gift-in-kind donations
  • Work with Walk Participants to encourage and support peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Serve as an ambassador for Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Commitment and schedule

Participate in one monthly tele-conference meeting with fundraising staff and volunteers from January 2016 – May 2016. Volunteer when available to complete other duties.

Please contact

Rebecca Joy, Revenue Development Coordinator Ontario & Nunavut, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Rebecca.joy@muscle.ca, 1-866-337-3365 ext 1204

Thank you for volunteering and helping to put on a family-fun event that helps supports over 50,000 Canadians living with neuromuscular disorders!

Development Manager – The Sharing Place

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Development Manager will play a hands-on role in developing and nurturing donor relationships while achieving the fundraising targets.  This position is responsible for all areas of fundraising including planned giving, major campaigns and corporate sponsorships, food drives and grant applications.  In addition, the successful candidate will explore new and creative ways of revenue generation such as social enterprise.

The ideal candidate is an accomplished fundraising professional, with excellent communication skills and a proven track-record of achieving targets.  You are approachable, with a strong ability to work cooperatively and effectively.  You have excellent problem-solving abilities and are highly organized, allowing you to effectively manage multiple priorities at one time.  You possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with a talent for engaging others through presentation and public speaking.  You demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness and are passionate about the mission and vision of the Sharing Place.

A postsecondary degree or diploma in a related field is required, ideally with a certificate in fundraising/resource development.  The successful candidate will have previous experience with fund development.  This position requires a flexible work week, including some evenings and weekends.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter by Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.  To learn more about the Orillia Sharing Place Food Bank, please visit The Sharing Place.

Volunteer opportunity: Help at Canada’s first-ever peer-to-peer fundraising conference

Interested in peer-to-peer fundraising? Apply to volunteer at Canada’s first-ever purely peer-to-peer fundraising conference.

In exchange for your help at the conference on Oct. 19 and 20, you’ll get a free pass to hear from some of Canada’s most successful and fastest growing programs including the Ride to Conquer Cancer, Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer, MS Walk, Bike and Muck MS events, Team Diabetes Program, CCS’s Fearless Challenge and the I Challenge MS programs.

Volunteers are needed to assemble materials on Monday, Oct. 19 and support speakers/staff on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Get more information about the conference.

Apply today! Questions? Email hello@p2pfundraisingcanada.com.

 National Gutsy Walk Assistant – Crohn’s and Colitis

To cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the lives of children and adults affected by these chronic diseases. We:

  • Invest in Crohn’s and colitis research to foster advances in prevention, treatments, cures and health policy
  • Educate patients, families, industry and governments about Crohn’s and colitis
  • Increase public awareness of these chronic diseases and our organization
  • Advocate to governments and stakeholders on behalf of those affected by Crohn’s and colitis

Role: National Gutsy Walk Assistant The National Gutsy Walk Assistant will work closely with experienced fundraising staff to plan the delivery of our national signature fundraising event Gutsy Walk that raises over $3 million each year in over 60 locations. The successful candidate will gain hands-on special event in a fast-paced environment with a national charity, while gaining exposure to the established processes and resources of a growing high profile event. Key Deliverables:

  • Provide event management assistance to national fundraising staff
  • Work with staff to coordinate national event support logistics
  • Help with creating new initiatives/opportunities to raise awareness and dramatically grow revenue
  • Monitor and report event revenue and costs to ensure balanced budget

Desired qualifications:

  • Strong customer service and sales experience required
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work with volunteer committees and key stakeholders
  • Highly detailed, organized, and ability to multi-task and prioritize items
  • Ability to self-motivate and self-organize based on workload priorities

Erin R. Spink, MA Leadership Manager, Volunteer Engagement- Manager, L’Engagement des Benevoles

E: espink@crohnsandcolitis.ca

www.crohnsandcolitis.ca

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Post your volunteering position here

To post your volunteer position here, email the posting as a Word document attachment to Joanne Campagna.

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
fundraisingprogram
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext.

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