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Undergraduate Certificate in
Fundraising and Advancement

Courses

You can complete the required course work for the Certificate in Fundraising and Advancement in two to four semesters. The certificate curriculum consists of 6 credits of required courses and a list of courses you may select from to complete the other 6 credits. You may have already taken one or more of these courses; and if so, they may be counted toward the certificate.

Course List - Undergraduate Certificate in Fundraising and Advancement

Prescribed Courses
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Fundraising Leadership: Building a Strong Base LA 402

Focused on the fundamentals of fundraising and leadership, including communications, management of events and people, and stewardship.

3 credits
Careers in Fundraising and Development LA 404 Guides students through an introduction to the fundraising/advancement profession, including a review of the history and emergence of the profession. Touches on key issues such as professional ethics and the legal environment of the field. 3 credits
Additional Courses (select 6 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Conflict Resolution and Negotiation CAS 404 Explores the complexities of conflict to understand the forces that make conflict challenging and helps students develop a repertoire of skills for thinking about and managing conflict more effectively. 3 credits
Principles of Strategic Communications COMM 428a Provides an overview of the various media and communications methods that comprise modern integrated marketing campaigns. 3 credits
Grant Writing

ENGL 478

PREREQUISITE: ENGL 15; OR ENGL 30; OR (ENGL 137, ENGL 138) AND (ENGL 202A; OR ENGL 202B; OR ENGL 202C; OR ENGL 202D)

A successful grant-writer achieves confidence with hands-on practice, mastering the underlying principles of effective research and outreach; feasible and complete content-generation; and the writing of precise, clear, audience-centered prose.

3 credits
Leadership Development: A Life-Long Learning Perspective OLEAD 409 Examines the continuing influence of social and environmental factors in shaping leadership and leadership development. 3 credits
Communication Skills for Leaders in Groups and Organizations OLEAD 464 Theory- and research-based communication skills for leaders dealing with work-related problems in contemporary groups and organizations. 3 credits
Collective Decision Making OLEAD 465 Application of theories of decision making to work-related issues in groups and organizations requiring collective resolution and action. 3 credits
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