Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations

Discover key issues affecting fundraising efforts in nonprofits. Examine critical components including operating budgets, capital campaigns and foundation grants.

This course can be applied to the Introductory Nonprofit Certificate.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the key concepts related to nonprofit fundraising, such as annual campaigns, capital campaigns, and planned giving
  • Discuss how nonprofit funds can be raised through direct mail and telemarketing
  • Explain how the Internet may be used to generate donations
  • Compare and contrast fundraising through corporate donations versus foundation grants
  • Explain the different sections of a grant application
  • Describe methods for evaluating annual campaign performance
  • Discuss how ethics applies to nonprofit fundraising
  • Explain the importance of donor relations


This workshop is self-paced and online. You will have access to this workshop for 30 days. Upon successful completion, you will receive a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education completion verification.

Learners must score an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit.


This workshop is intended for adults seeking to gain a basic understanding of fundraising for nonprofit organizations. This workshop is best suited for learners with a basic understanding of how nonprofits operate.

Date: Open enrollment - register any time

Location: Online

Instructor: TBA

Fee: $150

CEUs: 0.5

Program Number: 7710-11299

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