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Welcome to the Development Institute


With the launch of our Development Institute, Nonprofit University introduces a new vision for supporting fundraisers at every step of their career—from building core competencies to mastering advanced practice areas.

Advance your career and your cause. Explore our Development Institute curriculum and contact us to learn more.

Introductory Courses

6 courses for essential skill-building
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Intermediate Courses

19 courses to expand competencies
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Master Practicums

4 courses designed for advanced practitioners
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The Development Institute (DI) is designed to deliver the professional development experiences needed to help today's development professionals meet these challenges, preparing them to advance both their careers and the causes they champion.

To carry every fundraising professional through to the mastery of their discipline, DI offers a continuum of training opportunities covering all aspects and experience levels—from essential skill-building in six introductory courses, through 19 intermediate courses, and in four master practicums designed for advanced practitioners.

Ready to get started?

Explore our robust course offerings based on your needs to begin your journey to becoming a stronger development professional:

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Development Institute Overview
Introductory Courses
Intermediate Courses
Master Practicums
Master Practicum Program Experience
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Scholarships Available

Thanks to The Wells Fargo Foundation, limited scholarships are available for eligible organizations enrolling in our introductory and intermediate course offerings.
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Questions?

Contact us at nu@gcn.org or 678-916-3081.

To carry every fundraising professional through to the mastery of their discipline, the Development Institute will offer a continuum of training opportunities covering all aspects and experience levels.