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Program at a Glance

Online Certificate
College of Community Innovation and Education
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Expand the potential impact of nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit organizations depend heavily on fundraising and grant management to achieve their important missions. Often providing essential services, innovative solutions and public awareness and advocacy, these organizations rely on energetic, progressive fundraisers who are able to rally support.

When you choose to earn a fundraising certificate through UCF Online, you’ll gain skills in nonprofit resource development, ethics and governance in nonprofit management and more. With your certificate in hand, you’ll create a profound, positive impact on the fundraising efforts of nonprofit organizations and, in turn, the initiatives they support.

This certificate is offered fully online and credits may be applied toward the Master of Nonprofit Management degree. If you want to learn how to become a professional fundraiser, or if you’re looking to advance your nonprofit career, get started now.

Fundraiser in a boardroom.

Application Deadlines

December 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Nonprofit Resource Development

Examines human resource development and financial resource development in nonprofit organizations including management issues.

Examines principles involved in fundraising profession including current trends and best practices utilized by professional fundraisers. Topics include donor research, psychology of giving and volunteer involvement.

A historic overview of philanthropy focusing on voluntary action for public good, for moral action, and as a foundation of democracy.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Understand prospecting and building healthy relationship with donors.
  • Learn the core concepts in fundraising and development.
  • Build strategies to grow gifts and raise funds.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • fundraiser
  • grant writer
  • nonprofit manager