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Fundraising and Volunteer Management

Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Code: 10991 Length: 3 semesters

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To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.


Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017LakeshoreClosedClosed
September 2018LakeshoreOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 3 semesters was:

  • domestic: $9,108.93
  • international: $23,167.50

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

$350 – conference fees and field trips; $850 – textbooks.

Fees by Semester 


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Program Contact(s)

Denny Young, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3013



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

Imagine a job where you live out your passion and participate in creating meaningful, positive change. Humber’s Fundraising Management graduate certificate program prepares you for that career and is the only full-time, in-class program of its kind in Ontario. At the end of one exciting year of practical learning, you emerge prepared to make an immediate, dynamic, positive contribution to our world.

You will study with professors that are among Toronto’s most accomplished, award-winning, non-profit leaders. They will inspire, share insights from years of fundraising campaign experience and challenge you to do your best.

Your dynamic course of study is designed to give you practical, hands-on experience in all of the methods that nonprofit organizations use to create and maintain relationships with their communities of support. You will learn to manage diverse groups of donors, volunteers, and staff, all toward a goal of enabling non-profit organizations to achieve their missions.


Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Demonstrate personal competencies in relationship to ethics, legal issues, and leadership in fundraising.

  • Conceptualize and plan fundraising project and programs (e.g., major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, corporate giving and capital campaigns).

  • Prepare proposals and administer grants.

  • Develop and implement marketing and direct marketing strategies and activities.

  • Conduct the research and analysis associated with the management of lists, promotions and donors.

  • Evaluate the environmental forces that impact Canadian business and non-profit and charitable organizations, and explain the organization and roles of the various departments found within fundraising organizations.

  • Apply writing skills for fundraising proposals, annual reports, promotion, marketing, public relations, direct mail and event marketing.

  • Manage human resource and volunteer resources including planning, recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, supervising, evaluating volunteers.

  • Manage fundraising projects including the development of implementation plans, the monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects.

  • Demonstrate personal relationship building and presentation skills for fundraising including presenting fundraising programs as well as approaching prospects and closing pledges.

  • Manage computer databases in order to input, compile, analyze and report data and isolate new markets and fundraising opportunities.

  • Analyze fundraising issues and events, implement a problem-solving process and present solutions.

  • Contact fundraising employers and identify work opportunities in the field.


Work Placement

The work placement, which concludes your course of study, takes place in the summer during the program’s final eight weeks. Placements are usually with charities and non-profit groups although it is also allowable to do your work placement with consulting firms, corporate donation offices, foundations or government granting agencies.

The Humber Experience

Fundraising Management Program

Watch the video to find out more about the Fundraising Management program at Humber

How to Become A Charity Partner

Becoming a charity partner gives your organization the opportunity to work with and mentor students during an internship or special project.

Fast Program Facts

  • High demand for graduates
  • Practical, relevant content
  • Instructors are sector experts
  • Includes work placement
  • Engaged alumni network

Your Career

Successful completion of this program may open doors to a rewarding career. You will have the opportunity to become a key player in a sector that includes organizations focused on healthcare, education, social service, the arts, politics, the environment and international development – just to name a few. Employers are keen to hire Humber graduates.

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