Annual giving includes contributions made annually to sustain a nonprofit’s community solutions and are the lifeblood of fundraising programs. A growing annual giving program is a team sport and culmination of thoughtfully executed communication, solicitation, and donor retention strategies.
During this course students learn fundamentals of annual giving including goal setting and campaign management, working with volunteers, crafting the case for support, stakeholder communication, and the evaluation and application of key solicitation techniques. Students learn to apply a range of principles, techniques, and tools to solve practical fundraising issues in annual giving.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Understand the trends and various strategies for raising annual revenue for a nonprofit
2. Learn practical strategies for developing an annual giving program that moves an organization toward
its strategic goals
3. Identify the appropriate activities for your plan, including special events, grants, government resources,
corporate gifts, direct mail, on-line giving, social media, individual gifts, earned income and planned
4. Gain knowledge about corporate, foundation and government grants
5. Understand how to cultivate stronger relationships with annual donors
6. Analyze effective ways to use volunteers in annual development activities
Full participation in Annual Giving is applicable for 30 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
Although you can take any course in any order we recommend you start from the required course Introduction to Fundraising and Development. If you are not interested in pursuing the Professional Certificate in Fundraising and Development you can enroll in any single class.
Enroll in our free online Fundraising and Development Information Session HERE to learn how our fully online Fundraising and Development Certificate and career services can help you shape your career plans.
For questions, please contact the Program Manager at FRDevProgram@ucsd.edu.
Course Number: BUSA-41023
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Fundraising and Development
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10/23/2023 - 12/1/2023
This course is entirely web-based and to be completed asynchronously between the published course start and end dates. Synchronous attendance is NOT required.
You will have access to your online course on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
Bishop, Jill, MPA, Senior Nonprofit Fundraising Consultant
Jill Bishop is a senior fundraising professional with almost 25 years of successful philanthropic
leadership experience, as well as 20 years of professional experience in the corporate sector.
Her corporate background includes media, marketing and finance experience with Fortune 500
Jill brings leadership experience managing development teams for a variety of nonprofit
organizations; prospecting and managing a major gifts portfolio; event planning and
production; and capital campaign planning and execution. She has produced a variety of special
events including galas, luncheon and symposiums as well as on-air fundraising campaigns for
public media. She has experience in a variety of nonprofit sectors and markets including social
services, public media, and co...Read More
Achieving Excellence in Fundraising 5th
by Shaker, Tempel, Nathan, Stancykiewicz
ISBN / ASIN: 9781119763758
You may purchase textbooks via the UC San Diego Bookstore.
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10/23/2023 - 12/1/2023
You will have access to your course materials on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Business, Professional & Legal Programs department at 858-534-8131 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about when this course will be offered again.