|Semester 1||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
|Semester 2||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
|Semester 3||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140
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.
All courses feature regular appearances by industry leaders. As well, you will be working directly with charities on a number of class assignments, and you will attend two professional conferences as part of your curriculum.
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.
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.
Becoming a charity partner gives your organization the opportunity to work with and mentor students during an internship or special project.
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.
Classes are taught by industry experts, take a look at these impressive bios.
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