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Development Institute | Introduction to Fundraising

Your journey to becoming an expert fundraiser starts here! Prepare for growth in the development role through these six foundation-building courses, strategically designed to provide a comprehensive orientation to the crucial area of nonprofit fundraising. You'll develop the core competencies needed to succeed in raising funds to ensure sustainability and enhance mission impact.

Invest in these six introductory-level courses for essential skill-building:

FND 110 | Intro to Stewardship & Capital Campaigns
Take an in-depth look at the nuances of stewardship and capital campaigns and how they are both, while different, critial to setting an organization on a path to sustainability.

FND 120 | Ethics in Fundraising
Go beyond the law to learn what nonprofits must do to demonstrate their dedication to ethical practices by being transparent with financial information and fundraising practices.

FND 130 | Intro to Corporate & Foundation Relations
Learn how to creatively engage and support existing philanthropic relationships as well as expand corporate and foundation partnerships to advance your institutional missions.

FND 140 | Intro to Individual Donor Development & Planned Giving
Explore why individual donor development is essential to any nonprofit seeking sustainability and scale and why planned giving should be a part of your organization's development plan.

FND 150 | Intro to Government Funding
Learn the pros and cons of Government funding and its impact on the culture of your organization.

FND 160 | Intro to Effective Resource Development Office Management & Fundraising Events Planning
Dissect the structure of your development department and how it affects your organization's approach to supporting its mission. You'll also learn best practices for executing brand-elevating fundraising events.

Scholarships Available

Thanks to The Wells Fargo Foundation, limited scholarship opportunities are available for eligible organizations.
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Program Stats


  • Starts January 18, 2017


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Georgia Center for Nonprofits
100 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Registration Details

Bundle and Save
Invest in all six introductory courses in our Introduction to Fundraising series and save up to $300!

GCN Member: $599
Nonmember: $799

Winter 2017:
Starts: January 18, 2017
FND 110 - 1.18.17
FND 120 - 1.31.17
FND 130 - 2.15.17
FND 140 - 2.28.17
FND 150 - 3.15.17
FND 160 - 3.29.17