Fundraising and Resource Development

Fundraising and Resource Development

Program Code
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program requirements

  • 11 Mandatory Courses
  • 1 Optional Course
  • 1 Internship

Program Description

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.

Program course requirements
Course Title Course Code Equivalents Mandatory
Annual Giving:Principles/Proc FUND1003   Mandatory
Donor Relations / Stewardship FUND1017   Mandatory
Grant and Proposal Writing FUND1005   Mandatory
Major Gifts-Capital Campaigns FUND1018   Mandatory
Marketing and PR FUND1009   Mandatory
Philanthropy in Society FUND1015   Mandatory
Planned Giving FUND1011  
Planning for Fundraising FUND1016   Mandatory
Professional Practice FUND1006   Mandatory
Prospect Research FUND1010   Mandatory
Technology for Fundraising FUND1014   Mandatory
Volunteer Management FUND1008   Mandatory

Additional Info

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).