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Development Institute: Intermediate Courses

Delve down into the practical application of various fundraising methods — from individual giving through direct mail, online fundraising and fundraising events, to foundation and corporate relations, to planned giving and grants.

Our 18-course intermediate curriculum builds on the foundational concepts presented in our introductory courses to help you strategically grow your fundraising efforts into a sustainable, impactful development program.

4 carefully curated certificates to provide next-level training:  

Our next-level courses walk you through four suggested courses of study. You have the opportunity to take a deep dive into the topics of Capital Campaigns, Fundraising and Communications, 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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16 Intermediate Courses to expand your competencies:  

Customize your own learning experience
You can enroll in any one of our 16 individual courses covering topics like Donor Research, Grant Writing, Direct Mail, Social Media Campaigns, and more. Create the curriculum that’s right for you.

Bundle & Save!
Customize and pace your own learning program by creating your own five-course curriculum, affordably priced at five courses for the cost of four. Once you've registered and paid for five courses, simply email the team at [email protected] with the course information to be registered for a fifth course free.

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Contact us at [email protected] or 678-916-3081.

Scholarships Available

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