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Do you need the basics of fundraising under your belt or a refresher in the fundamentals of development?
This course introduces the fundraising processfundraising as a career, and standards of professional practice. With expert guidance, you will explore the structure of a non-profit and learn the roles of the board, staff and volunteers. See step-by-step what goes into developing and executing a fundraising plan and review different giving methodsvolunteer management and related ethical considerations.
Get skills in strategic planning, marketing and public relations and learn about working with different consultants. From special project campaigns to fundraising technology, you will learn it all. 
Get your start today.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain a working knowledge of career goals and the methods used to make an impact in the non-profit sector.
  • Develop confidence in decision making through peer support and review of case studies.
  • Increase the understanding of the value of a fundraising plan.
  • Learn how to develop pieces of a fundraising plan.
  • Gain knowledge from veteran fundraisers and hear about the current industry climate.
  • Learn how to help fund a program/organization.

Full participation in Introduction to Fundraising and Development is applicable for 20 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.


Required textbook for both the Introduction to Fundraising and Development and the Annual Giving classes:
Achieving Excellence in Fundraising 5th
by Shaker, Tempel, Nathan, Stancykiewicz
ISBN / ASIN: 9781119763758

10% discount reserved to UCSD students:

You may purchase a discounted printed version of the textbook via the UC San Diego Bookstore.
UCSD students can get a discounted digital copy of the required textbook here: Wiley: University of California San Diego Direct to Student Website--Tempel

Jessie Bustamante teaches Introduction to Fundraising and Development, one of the required courses in the Fundraising and Development Certificate

About Jessie Bustamante

This course can be taken on a stand-alone basis, or counted towards our Professional Certificate in Fundraising and Development.

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For more information, contact the Program Manager at

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.

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Course Number: BUSA-40984
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Fundraising and Development

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