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
|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.
|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|
|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|
ENGL 478PREREQUISITE: 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.
|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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