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. 3027

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.

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/Capital Campaigns
Optional Course
To be selected from College list
Internship
FUND1020 Internship

FUND - FUNDRAISING AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Credential:
Master of Nonprofit Administration
Completion:
About 1 year of full-time study to complete the degree (8 of 13 courses) All courses online.
Type:
Block Transfer
Agreement With:
North Park University
Contact:
Kimberley Glaze, ext. 3027
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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!

 

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Mark Tuesday, May 6, 2014, on your calendar – you’ll be glad you did!

 We’re CONNECTing 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: CONNECT fundraising will take place Tuesday May 6, 2014, at Georgian College’s Barrie Campus.

This year’s plenary speakers are:

  • Eric Dean, FAHP, CEO, Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation
  • Juniper Locilento, CFRE, Senior Consultant, KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.)

This year’s workshops include:

  • Connect the dots in your career: What do non-profit employers look for in their talent?
  • Fundraising in small towns and rural areas
  • Turn your fundraising event from “Rob Ford” to “Bradley Cooper”
  • Social media for social profit
  • And MORE!

REGISTER ONLINE for CONNECT Fundraising 2014.

Connect Fundraising Conference brochure with session descriptions and presenter bios

Connect Fundraising paper registration form

SPONSORED BY:

Casino Rama’s Community Wellness Program

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Leader, Fund Development – Daybreak

About Daybreak:

Daybreak is a non-profit, supportive housing provider in its 31st year of operation. Daybreak has been a place to call home for men and women who not only have difficulty finding affordable housing but also struggle with issues such as mental health, recovery from addictions, escaping abusive situations and limited life skills.Version française

Position Summary:

Daybreak is seeking an experienced Leader, Fund Development, who will manage the organization’s fund development programs and activities, ensuring that best practices are adopted and applied to ensure a donor-centred, integrated fund development model is embraced. As part of a small team, the Leader, Fund Development will take a leadership role in realizing the strategic vision and goals through thoughtful and resourceful planning, measuring progress and delivering on final results for programs and activities that drive donor engagement and funding.

Reporting to the Executive Director, you will contribute to strategic planning, and execute on operational plans that achieve results and critical milestones. It will be critical in this role to build important relationships and work effectively with external partners and stakeholders to achieve continued advancement of the organization’s mandate and deliver on targets around programs.   As a seasoned professional in fundraising, you will bring an exemplary track record of setting high standards and delivering results using best practices in the areas of fundraising and donor engagement.

Key Responsibilities:

Fund Development:

  • Oversees the success of the annualized fundraising programs (special events, direct marketing, etc.)
  • Actively identifies, cultivates and solicits major and impact philanthropic support
  • Provides management level support for the organization’s planned and legacy giving programs

Operational Management:

  • Track donor and household data in effort to solicit additional future donations, send marketing material, and record event opportunities
  • Participates in the annual planning and budgeting processes from a fundraising needs perspective
  • Reports regularly against key performance indicators about total donations, individual donor donations, donor attrition, response rate/renewal rate, etc.

Marketing and Communications:

  • Tailor narrative and messaging to meet the needs of specific audiences
  • Design and create compelling, action-oriented marketing materials
  • Coordinate organizational communications to optimize opportunities and reduce costs

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Broad fund development experience especially with those strategies that are grounded in relationship-building
  • Exceptional relationship building skills that will help form and nourish essential partnerships and relationships to create new opportunities for Daybreak
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate and execute ideas
  • At least 5 years of fund development experience at a leadership level
  • Relevant post-secondary education in the area of business, or a comparable combination of education, training and experience
  • Working knowledge of laws and regulations as stipulated by the Charities Directorate of Income Tax Canada
  • Experience in proposal and grant writing
  • Embrace a fast-paced environment that requires managing and prioritizing projects, relationships, and prospective development opportunities
  • Ability to organize and clearly, coherently, and effectively express ideas in writing and verbally
  • Exhibit professionalism, good judgment, confidentiality and discretion in communicating with colleagues and constituents
  • An awareness of issues related to supportive housing and charitable organization
  • Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset

This is a full-time, one year, renewable contract position.

Forward your cover letter and resume to monica@daybreakhousing.com

We thank you for your interest in Daybreak; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

UNITED WAY GREATER SIMCOE COUNTY  

POSITION:             Specialist, Leadership & Major Gifts (contract 07/2014-03/2015)

REPORTS TO:        Chief Executive Officer

Position Summary: 

The Specialist, Leadership & Major Gifts will co-ordinate and formulate leadership and major-gift fundraising strategies as part of a diversified resource-development plan to support UWGSC Community Impact goals. Implementation of donor development and stewardship activities in conjunction with staff in Resource Development and Marketing & Communications. Engage individuals with a capacity to contribute personal gifts at the leadership ($1,000+) and major-gift ($5,000+) level. Co-ordination of an inaugural leadership special event.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Leadership Giving
  • Implements current strategies for leadership giving
  • Tracks, manages and reports all activity
  • Implements donor-stewardship activities
  • Develops written proposals and related documents
  • Provides support to workplace-leadership strategies
  • Provides support to campaign during periods of high activity
  • Provides support to Campaign Executive Team
Major Giving
  • Identifies and qualifies major-gift prospects
  • Co-ordinates meetings, calls, site visits and other engagements with prospects and donors
  • Develops presentations and proposals
  • Conducts major-gift research
  • Supports volunteers
Special Event
  • Develops action plan and timelines
  • Co-ordinates communications, guest list and event logistics
  • Captures and manages data

Other

  • Provides assistance, as required, to other resource-development activities

Job Requirements 

  • Education: bachelor’s degree or community college diploma in a relevant field
  • Certification – CFRE, an asset
  • Valid driver’s licence and reliable car for travel
  • Minimum three years of progressive experience in a fundraising environment with working experience in individual giving and major gifts

 Qualifications 

  • Experience in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies
  • Established track record in securing leadership and major gifts
  • Previous operational planning to support activities
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Ability to prepare related documents: case statements, proposals, donor correspondence
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and well-developed interpersonal skills for frequent contact with the public, partners and community stakeholders
  • A results-oriented, hard-working professional, comfortable with a fast-paced environment and organizational change
  • Proficient use of MS Office Suite and fundraising database programs
  • United Way Greater Simcoe County invites and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including persons of Aboriginal ancestry, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities and women

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit www.UnitedWayGSC.ca for more information. Please submit a cover letter and resumé to hr@UnitedWayGSC.ca by July 14, 2014.

We appreciate your interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hospice Georgian Triangle

Development Co-ordinator – 22.5 hours per week

Position summary

The Development Co-ordinator will work directly with the Executive Director and the Fundraising Committee of the Board of Directors to develop and implement fundraising strategies as set forth in the overall plan.

Fundraising

 Assist with the management and implementation of existing fundraising events such as Hike/Bike for Hospice and the Hospice Gala event

 Develop new initiatives and work with organizing and implementing third-party events that benefit HGT

 Maintain the management of the Etapestry fundraising database including data entry, tax receipting, reporting

 Work with community supporters to help them understand the needs of Hospice Georgian Triangle and articulate the impact of charitable giving

Administration

 Assist the fundraising committee with the advertising and promotion of events including the HGT website and Facebook page

 Develop fundraising policy in co-ordination with the Executive Director and assist with fundraising strategic planning

 Continue to develop the donor stewardship and recognition program ensuring donors are thanked appropriately and often

 Prepare press releases and arrange photo opportunities

Key competencies

 Exceptional written and verbal communication skills – samples will be required upon interview

 Understanding and expertise with a client management database such as Blackbaud (The Raisers Edge, Etapestry, etc.)

 Computer literate including proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher

Understanding of the Hospice Palliative Care philosophy and environment

 Outstanding customer service skills including face to face, telephone and electronic correspondence

 Basic understanding of tax receipting rules and regulations in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency

 Strong understanding of the Donor Bill of Rights (Imagine Canada)

 Strong ability to work within a volunteer-based environment

 Teamwork skills are essential

Compensation

This position is starting at 22.5 hours per week and the salary range is between $15 and $19 per hour based on experience and skill set. There are no benefits associated with this position but 4% vacation pay is standard.

Start date: Immediate

Hospice Georgian Triangle 49 Raglan St. Collingwood, ON L9Y 4X1 www.hospicegeorgiantriangle.com

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

Fundraising Events Co-ordinator

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Barrie & District is committed to providing children and youth with valuable mentoring programs vital in fostering their full potential to succeed.

The Fundraising Events Co-ordinator will play a vital role in the successful execution and growth of special events and will be responsible for assisting with executing promotional initiatives in order to build public awareness and revenue generation.

Special events:

  • Oversee management of special events throughout the year
  • Assist in efforts to enhance donor base for all events
  • Develop and nurture corporate and community partners for the purposes of event growth and to elevate the profile of the agency in the community
  • Plan and execute corporate sponsorship
  • Maintain donor recognition by planning and implementing recognition and appreciation for sponsors and volunteers
  • Ensure event/sponsor database is current and accurate
  • Create and co-ordinate communications, promotional and fundraising materials
  • Identify and solicit event sponsorships, prizing and new participants
  • Identify and recruit event committee members as needed and oversee management of event committees
  • Maintain accurate and complete event files and contact lists
  • In concert with the Executive Director, provide post-event evaluation

Other:

  • Review opportunties for grants and prepare proposals for said opportunities
  • Identify new revenue sources
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Complete an annual performance appraisal including goals and objectives for the upcoming year

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three to five years’ experience in fundraising and event co-ordination in a not-for-profit with a track record of success
  • Superior interpersonal skills and volunteer management ability
  • Must have excellent organizational and time management skills with attention to accuracy and detail
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, social media
  • A positive team player who is action-orientated, and enthusiastic
  • Able to work some evenings and weekends
  • Must have valid Ontario driver’s license and your own vehicle

If interested, please forward your resume to:

Email: hireright@hrpar.ca

Subject: Fundraising Events Co-ordinator

BBBS of Barrie & District offers a competitive compensation.

We thank you for your interest in our position. Only those applicants who respond to our pre-qualifying questionnaire and who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

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. 3027

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