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 2014-2015

Major:
FUND
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2014-2015
Delivery:
3 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Location:
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

2014 | 2015 | 2015

Winter Intake - Orillia / Online only

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3

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Winter | Fall | Winter

2015 | 2015 | 2016

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: Princples and Process
FUND1005 Grant and Proposal Writing
FUND1006 Professional Practice in Fundraising
FUND1008 Volunteer Management
FUND1009 Marketing and PR in Fundraising
FUND1010 Prospect Research
FUND1014 Technology for Fundraising
FUND1015 Philanthropy and 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
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...

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...

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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 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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 PADDLE

Fundraiser/Program Assistant

This position will assist in the planning and implementation of recreational, life skills, academic and community programming for individuals with developmental disabilities. The intern will also assist in the implementation of fundraising initiatives.

Qualifications

Education/Experience in fundraising/marketing an asset

*Experience working with people who have developmental disabilities an asset

*Current Police Record check required

*This is a one year contract position funded through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund*

Application Deadline: April 7

Please email cover letter, resumes and references directed to Megan Johnson:

info@paddlenorthbay.ca

Development officer – annual giving

Orillia soldiers’ memorial hospital FOUNDATION

A TEMPORARY full time opportunity (FOR APPROXIMATELY 13 MONTHS)

The Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation is located in the City of Orillia – a beautiful community nestled along the shores of Lake

Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. Orillia offers an environment where a health work/life balance is easy to achieve as exceptional urban

amenities, natural resources, points of interest, and recreational opportunities abound.

People have always been the Foundation’s greatest strength. Our committed team has helped our community for over 25 years.

We offer an environment where each individual works interdependently towards common goals: we believe in Integrity, Passion, Respect, Accountability and Appreciation.

We are an organization where individuals’ contributions are valued and there are many opportunities for
personal growth and development.

www.osmh.on.ca

OUR EMPLOYEES ENJOY…

· a professional practice environment

· a collaborative atmosphere with emphasis on teamwork

· wellness initiatives

· continuing education grants

· employee recognition and assistance programs

· a competitive salary and benefits package

· equal opportunities for growth and development

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and quoting the above competition number to:

Nicole McCahon,

CFRE Executive Director

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation

146 Mississaga Street West, Orillia, ON L3V 3B3

Tel: (705) 325-6464 Fax: (705) 325-4693

Email: found@osmh.on.ca

by 4:00pm on April 4, 2014.

Please note: Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Leader, Fund Development

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 by noon on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 to monica@daybreakhousing.com


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

Donor Database Administrator

Are you looking for a position where you can make an impact in the local community?

The Mississauga Food Bank’s vision is a Mississauga where no one goes hungry. We work toward this vision by sourcing, managing, and distributing nutritious food. We are searching for a donor database administrator to join our team to help us feed our hungry neighbours. Like the needs of the people we serve, we are constantly adapting to meet new challenges.

Responsibilities

Data Practice (70%)

  • Process all donations (mail, cash, cheque, credit card, online, phone-in, food), including accurately creating donor, gift, pledge and payment records as needed and according to procedures. Ensure full data capture at time of donation processing and regularly check that procedures are appropriate and being followed by staff.
  • Enter data from external systems (Volunteer Matrix, Canada Helps, Wireless Warehouse – food inventory system, etc.) using import technology and/or by manual data entry from reports generated by these systems.
  • Batch donations for data entry by bookkeeper and for bank deposits.
  • Produce receipts and acknowledgement letters and ensure timely mailing to donors.
  • Track pledges/monthly donations, coordinate pledge reminders, and resolve any issues related to receipting and direct marketing.
  • Implement centralized records management (hard and soft copy) of donor and fundraising files.
  • Provide assistance with donor services (e.g., handling drop‐in or phone donations and donor inquiries).
  • Primary responsibility for producing lists, mail merges, and labels for mass mailings and reporting back to mass mailing service provider with results.
  • Prepare regular statistical reports and analysis and other administrative services as required.

Database Infrastructure and Oversight (25%)

As the team “expert” in Raiser’s Edge, ensures that the technology is utilized to maximize its efficiency and capacity:

  • Manage an integrated fund development and donation processing infrastructure that includes Raiser’s Edge, online fundraising tools, and policies and procedures.
  • Ensure complete and accurate data capture in Raiser’s Edge and other records to facilitate efficient prospect and donor research and effective moves management.
  • Review and implement database structures, codes, new software releases, reports and procedures for Raiser’s Edge and provide orientation and training to staff as needed for consistent and accurate implementation.
  • Make recommendations for procedure changes and special initiatives to improve donor services and/or increase administrative efficiencies.
  • Ensure the integrity and security of the data; in cooperation with IT services provider, develop and implement procedures for security/back‐up checks; develop and implement regularly scheduled data integrity reports and lead projects for data clean‐up as needed.
  • Liaise with the Development Team to identify opportunities for prospecting, enhanced donor relationships and soliciting donations.

Other (5%)

  • Participate in activities and initiatives as requested. Provide additional assistance and participate in special projects as requested.

 Qualifications

  • 3+ years related experience working directly as a Raiser’s Edge Database Manager/Administrator in a fundraising environment required
  • Experience with Blackbaud Net Community an asset
  • Strong knowledge of the overall fundraising process, annual campaign management and report generation,  events, direct mail list generation, research function, as well as gift processing, receipting, acknowledgement and accounting
  • Intermediate to advanced level of MS Office
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of all recordkeeping procedures
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and maintain good working relationships with colleagues
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to set priorities, develop a work schedule, and track organization activities
  • Ability to carry out multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented and possess skill in mathematics
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Position Type: Full-time (37.5 hours/week), minimal evening and weekend work required

Reports to:  Director of Marketing and Fund Development

Pay: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, health benefits package (cost shared with employer), and paid vacation time

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to Meghan Nicholls at meghan@themississaugafoodbank.org.

We thank all interested applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe provide one-to-one and group mentoring services to boys and girls, ages 6 to 18.

The agency is looking to fill the following position.

Fundraiser- The incumbent will be responsible for visioning and executing fundraising efforts including corporate sponsorships and donations, individual donations, special events, direct mail programs, gaming, planned giving programs etc.  S/he will develop and nurture corporate and community partners for the purposes of fundraising and to elevate the profile of the agency in the community.

Required qualifications:

  • Have a postsecondary diploma in Fundraising and Resource Development and/or relevant education and experience.
  • Demonstrate high level of verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Embodies, promotes and models professional and ethical behaviour.
  • Vehicle and valid driver’s license needed for attending events and miscellaneous errands.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interested individuals should submit a resume with your salary expectation, preferably via email to the attention of:

France St Amour no later than Feb. 26, 2014

Email: france@kidsdomatter.com

Fax: 705. 528.6066

Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County

Fundraising volunteer experience looks great on a resumé.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County is looking for a director with a fundraising background for its board. Your commitment is 1.5 hours a month for the monthly board meeting, plus your fundraising experience. For more information, email acting executive director Tracy Wood at tracy@elizabethfrysociety.com or call 705.725.0613, ext. 227.

The Town of Wasaga Beach Youth Centre

The Town of Wasaga Beach Youth Centre has many volunteer positions available all year round. Find out how you can get involved and make a difference for the youth in your community. Positions are available for youth and adults (18+ years) in sports, arts, events, fundraising and more. Also accepting student placements in Recreation, Child and Youth Worker and Business Studies. Contact 705.422.2494 or wbyouth@wasagabeach.com or visit www.wasagabeach.com.

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 inquires please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Kimberley Glaze
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 3027