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  • Fundraising


    Dean provides the opportunity for a rewarding career with a certificate in Fundraising from Dean College.  

    The certificate program in Fundraising aims to increase the knowledge base for individuals already working in the profession, or prepare those who wish to make fundraising a career. By giving students an opportunity to be exposed to a variety of information on all topics relevant to the fundraising profession, they will have a greater understanding of this increasingly valuable skill. Students will be able to take the information gained from the program and work on either a full time or consulting basis in the field.

    Graduates with a certificate in Fundraising are ready to enter a four year program or segue directly into the profession.  

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    Course Sequence


    Fundraising 15 credits Credits
    FDR 100
    Ethics in Fundraising
    FDR 101
    Creating Perpetual Annual Giving
    FDR 102
    Gift Planning: Tools to Maximize Giving
    FDR 103
    Acquiring Major Gifts
    FDR 104
    Capital Campaign Strategies

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