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Fundraising Management (Certificate)

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The Fundraising Management Certificate program provides an opportunity to expand your knowledge of professional fundraising principles and examine a variety of fundraising techniques and strategies including special events planning, grant writing, and major gift giving. You will also explore the development of donor relationships as an integral part of fundraising.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Explain how philanthropy and volunteerism influence the economy and the social impacts involved.
  • Use management and leadership skills required of a fundraising manager.
  • Develop an organizational fundraising plan including key marketing and communications strategies.
  • Incorporate fiscal and ethical responsibilities in the planning and implementation of a fundraising campaign.
  • Design a fundraising strategy utilizing classic fundraising methods.
  • Identify funding opportunities for an organization while considering the availability of resources to implement the plan.
  • Explain the fundamentals of cause-related marketing.
  • Identify key elements that motivate donors and develop a prospect list that will help maintain long-term relationships.
  • Manage a specific fundraising campaign in a non-profit organization with the community.

Career Opportunities

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • fundraising managers
  • fundraising coordinators
  • development officers
  • proposal writers
  • grant writers

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location/
Delivery Method
FUND 3080Applied Fundraising PracticesOnline
FUND 1082Donor Relationships in FundraisingOnline
FUND 1080Fundraising IntroductionOnline
FUND 2080Fundraising as a Management ProcessOnline
FUND 2081Methods of FundraisingOnline
FUND 1081Strategic Management of CampaignsOnline