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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 42 points in Category 1.B Education.

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Program Outline 2015-2016

Major:
FUND
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2015-2016
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:
Kimberley Glaze
Email:
Kimberley.Glaze@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1876

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

2015 | 2016 | 2016

Winter Intake - Orillia (Online only)

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3

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Winter | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2016 | 2017

- 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).

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...

Georgian College Alumni

Lisa Eveleigh

Lisa has had a diverse career in fundraising and leadership in the non-profit sector. She has been a professional fundraiser for close to 20 years, working in the not-for-profit management field overseeing national, regional and local campaigns, including marketing and promotional strategies. Lisa's leadership skills have allowed her to manage large, complex staff teams and build comprehensive fund development strategic plans to support organizational growth and development. 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...

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 McKeown

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...

Amber Giffen

Amber Giffen

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!

 

Unfortunately, the 2015 Accelerate your Fundraising Conference has been cancelled. 

We hope you will join us in 2016.

 

 

 

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.

We are pleased to announce the theme for this year’s annual conference: ACCELERATE fundraising.

 

 

Accelerate your Fundraising paper registration form – Coming soon

 

SPONSORED BY:

Casino Rama Cares

Casino Rama Community Wellness Program Logo

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

The Darling Home for Kids volunteer position description

FUNDRAISING volunteer

Our mission: The mission of the Darling Home for Kids is to optimize the quality of the lives of children with life-limiting or life-threatening illness requiring complex and/or technology-dependent care. We do this by providing respite services and pediatric hospice care in a home-like environment to families within communities in Ontario, with highly-qualified nursing and support staff that can give out-of-home overnight care, bereavement support and educational training to families.

Position title:           Fundraising Volunteer

Reports to:                 Melody Jackson, Development Manager, mjackson@darlinghomeforkids.ca

Jennifer Young, Development Coordinator,  jennifer@darlinghomeforkids.ca

Location:                   The Darling Home for Kids

Schedule:                   Four to five hours per week, once a week between Monday and Friday

Commitment:         Four- to six-month minimum

Objective of position

The Fundraising Volunteer provides a range of support activities for the Development team. The goal of the position is to assist in the management of flow through from start to finish and thereafter recognition.

[Join us as we launch an exciting new strategic plan. Help us to do different things and to do them differently!]

Responsibilities and duties (Note: This list is not exhaustive, nor do we require one volunteer to fulfill all roles)

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of a coordinated fundraising program
  • Assisting with planning and managing of fundraising events
  • Handling donor acknowledgments and thank you letters
  • Identifying donor prospects and research donor prospects
  • Maintaining database and data entry
  • Soliciting corporate sponsors, financial gifts and gift-in-kind donations
  • Interacting with donors and conducting donor meetings
  • Developing donor materials, presentations and mailings
  • Serving as an ambassador for the organization and promoting a positive image

Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar databank experience
  • Some fundraising experience would be an asset
  • Some event experience would be an asset
  • Good listening skills
  • Available by phone and internet, as well as in office

Orientation and training

  • Volunteer orientation (two hours)
  • Hands-on training by Development team

General information

  • Must provide valid Police Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to start date
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Not on public transportation route – access to vehicle required
  • Free parking onsite

Benefits

Volunteers will benefit by:

  • Developing professional skills in event planning, logistics and donor development
  • Expanding personal and professional networks
  • Gaining personal satisfaction by supporting a great cause
  • Having the opportunity to meet new people and gain skills in team meetings and interaction
  • Gaining visibility in the community
  • Having the opportunity for career exploration and gaining valuable references for job hunting

 All of our volunteers play an important part our success! The Darling Home for Kids would not be possible without the dedicated and talented volunteers that selflessly donate their time and assist with various aspects of home operations. Volunteers share their talents, skills and passions to enhance the quality and quantity of services provided to our clients and their families. By working alongside qualified and trained staff, volunteers augment the services provided by our staff. Whether you can volunteer a few hours a day, a week, a month, or a year; your contribution will be of great value to our children, our families and our staff.

Your time is one of the most valuable gifts you can give a child.

JOB TITLE: Manager, Philanthropy and Brand Management – Major Gifts

LOCATION: Association offices
DEPARTMENT: Philanthropy and Brand Management
PLACEMENT: Full-time, immediate

ABOUT THE YMCA OF SIMCOE/MUSKOKA:

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka currently serves over 125,000 people in Simcoe County and the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound in Central Ontario.

http://ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca/manager-philanthropy-brand-management-major-gifts/

The Blind River District Health Centre Foundation is seeking candidates for a one year full-time contract position for a Public Relations and Event Planner. To qualify for this Northern Ontario Heritage Fund (NOHFC) Intern position candidates must have graduated within the last three years from a related college or university program. The annual salary for this position is $35,100.

The role of the Foundation is to raise funds for equipment needed by the hospital sites within the Blind River District Health Centre boundaries.

Blind River is located on Highway 17, along the north shore of Lake Huron, halfway between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury. Those who live and work in the area enjoy a beautiful, safe, rural environment with urban centres a short drive away.

Please visit http://www.brdhc.on.ca for the full job description and qualifications.

Interested applicants may submit their resumes by Monday, May 4th at 4:00 p.m.

E-mail to: lkendrick@brdhc.on.ca

Or

Mail to: Blind River District Health Centre Foundation
525 Causley Street, P.O. Box 970
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
Attention: Laurie Kendrick

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

 

Volunteer Posting

Guelph Youth Singers

75 Cardigan St, Guelph, ON

N1H 3Z7 (519) 821-8574

Guelph, ON.

 

Position: Marketing Volunteer

Available: Immediately

 

Guelph Youth Singers is a non-profit youth choral organization with a long history of choral excellence in Guelph, Ontario. Entering its 25th year, GYS is in need of a creative and imaginative marketing campaign manager to update its marketing materials, promote its 25th anniversary series of concerts and attract corporate and individual donations. Duties would include:

  • Creative idea generation
  • Marketing material design for the 25th anniversary
  • Marketing material design for general use
  • Social media campaigns

The candidate will be supported by the GYS staff and board of directors in their effort to create a unique and compelling marketing campaign for the much anticipated 25th anniversary celebration.

The candidate will be required to use their own laptop as well as their own software.

Volunteer opportunity

This year will mark the 17 th anniversary of our Annual Hawk Ridge Hospital Classic. Thank you for volunteering to help us to achieve this amazing milestone!

Over the past 16 years, the Annual Hospital Classic has raised $1.6 million in support of Orillia Soldiers\’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH). Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this possible. This year’s tournament will take place on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, and we need your participation to ensure the continued success of this important event. All volunteers will receive a complimentary lunch and t-shirt to recognize their outstanding dedication to our hospital.

Thank you for taking the time to consider volunteering. Your support is greatly appreciated. If you are able to volunteer, please call me at 705.325.6464 or email me at smdavis@osmh.on.ca.

Getting into the swing of things,

Sandy Davis

Development Assistant

www.osmhfoundation.ca

Post your volunteering position here

To post your volunteer position here, email the posting as a Word document attachment to Kimberley Glaze at kimberley.glaze@georgiancollege.ca.

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Kimberley Glaze
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1876

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