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Development Institute: Intermediate Courses

Expand your fundraising skills across critical practice areas—from foundation relations and corporate giving, to individual donors, grant management, planned giving, events, social media fundraising, and much more.

Our 19-course intermediate curriculum builds on the foundational concepts presented in Development Insititute introductory courses to help you gain a higher level of understanding in nonprofit fundraising and administration, helping you to strategically grow your fundraising efforts into a more sustainable, more impactful development program. 


6 carefully curated series to provide next-level training:  

Our robust offering of next-level courses advances understanding of critical practice areas through six suggested courses of study. You have the opportunity to take a deep dive into the topics of Development Office Management, Fundraising for Executives & Board, Foundation Relations & Corporate Giving, Individual Donors, Grant Management, and Event Management.

Suggested intermediate series courses are not sequential, so if you miss the starting course or are unable to attend any course in the series, you are welcome to take it later on.

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19 Intermediate Courses to expand your competencies:  

Want to customize your learning experience? Enroll in as many courses as you'd like from our thorough list of 19 individual courses covering topics like Donor Research, Grant Writing, Direct Mail, Social Media Campaigns, and more!

Bundle & Save! Customize and pace your own learning program by creating your own six-course curriculum. Custom series are affordably priced at six courses for the cost of five. Once you've registered and paid for five courses, simply complete our online form to receive your free class voucher to register for a sixth course.

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Scholarships Available

Thanks to The Wells Fargo Foundation, limited scholarships are available for eligible nonprofits.
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