This is the only full-time Fundraising Management program in the Toronto area. You will gain valuable experience through hands-on projects and case studies.
Your fundraising courses help you discover how you can achieve success in co-operation with volunteers, boards of directors and staff. You’ll develop your abilities in relationship building, presentations, and managing fundraising volunteers. In computer labs students also learn how to use the latest fundraising donor database software including The Raiser’s Edge™.
Professional networking opportunities are plentiful. You’ll have many opportunities to work on assignments with dynamic charities. You’ll participate in major professional events. Students have published their fundraising research projects and several have won awards.
Your teachers are experienced and award-winning non-profit leaders. They inspire, share secrets, and develop strategies that work in real-life situations. Small classes let you work closely with the top professionals in this field.
You will learn to design and run organized, highly effective campaigns. In one intensive year this fundraising course will help you discover the latest trends in ethical philanthropy. You’ll explore how to get grants, run special events, create direct marketing materials, reach out to wealthy major donors, and much more. You’ll dive into new trends in fundraising and managing volunteers online through websites, email, social media, ePhilanthropy and more.
Our program Advisory Committee provides regular input on the curriculum ensuring your program is always on the cutting edge of industry developments.
On-the-job internships during the final eight weeks of your fundraising education add practical experience under a mentor’s guidance. Placements are usually with charities and non-profit groups. However, you can also do your internship with consulting firms, corporate donation offices, foundations, or government granting agencies.
The full-time internship, which takes place from mid-June to mid-August, can be paid or unpaid. Humber offers an extensive list of choices. Students may also arrange their own internships. Internships are usually in the Greater Toronto Area, but can be across Canada or anywhere in the world. Students have interned in England, Australia, Italy, Cambodia, and the United States.
Would you like to make the world a better place? These fundraising management courses open doors to the most rewarding of careers.
With a Fundraising Management Ontario graduate certificate, you can help women, children, seniors, animals and the environment. You can devote your life to your passions. This is the pathway for people interested in international development, social services, the arts, social change, politics and political parties, health care, education, sports and recreation, religion, and every other imaginable issue.
Job opportunities are plentiful and expanding for fundraiser managers. Canada has one of the largest and most vibrant non-profit and voluntary sectors in the world. More than 161,000 non-profits and charities raise billions of dollars for good works each year. These organizations employ close to two million Canadians in a broad range of activities.
Charities are seeking graduates with a fundraising education to work in a host of positions. Examples of job titles include special event co-ordinator, major gifts manager, corporate relations officer, and development officer/assistant. Other specialties include prospect researcher, campaign manager, donor liaison specialist, outreach and constituent development manager, grant writer, volunteer manager, or consultant. Alumni also work in marketing, community relations, advancement research and records. A few grads also work as donations officers for corporations.
Advanced education and a graduate Fundraising Management certificate considerably enhance a fundraising manager’s abilities and career potential.
Credentials such as Humber’s graduate certificate increase employment opportunities, although fundraiser managers in Canada are not required by law to meet specific educational standards, or be approved, licensed, registered, or members of any professional or government-approved body. While people can enter this line of work without specialized training, and specialized training is no guarantee of obtaining a job, graduates and employers express high levels of satisfaction with the results.
Students who graduate from the program may choose to pursue professional designations/certifications. These professional designations/certifications require additional exams. Preparation for these exams is beyond the scope of Humber’s Fundraising Management program. They also require additional fee payments and/or related work experience to qualify. Visit the websites listed below for detailed requirements set by the granting bodies of these designations/certifications, including: