By taking one course per semester, you could finish the certificate curriculum in 3 to 4 semesters of study, depending on your practicum experience. Contact your departmental adviser for more information.
Earn Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Points
Three courses in the Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Fundraising Leadership — LA 402, LA 802, and LA 895 — are eligible to earn 27 points each toward the requirements necessary to take the CFRE International exam. Students who successfully complete all three courses, and who apply for and are granted CE credits, will have earned the requisite number of education credits required by CFRE — 81 total points in Category 1.B — Education of the CFRE International — to apply toward initial or recertification.
Course List - Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Fundraising Leadership
|Principles of Strategic Communications||COMM 428A||Principles of Strategic Communications provides an overview of the various media and communications methods that comprise modern integrated marketing campaigns.||3 credits*||Spring
|Fundraising Leadership: Building a Strong Base||L A 402||The course will focus on the fundamentals of fundraising and leadership, including communications, management of events and people, and stewardship.||3 credits*||Spring
|Fundraising Leadership II: Achieving Success||L A 802||This course focuses on advanced topics in fundraising and leadership: strategic planning, communications, and management of campaigns, events, and people.
Prerequisite: L A 402 or permission of instructor
|Practicum in Philanthropic Leadership||L A 895||Supervised off-campus, non-group instruction, including field experiences, practicums, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.||1–3 credits*||Spring
*Completion of this 3-credit course equals 27 CFRE points.
See course start and end periods and semesters offered on the Penn State World Campus student resources website.