individual fundraising

The Individual Fundraising Certificate program is the ONLY certificate program in fundraising offered by a university in New York CIty. This program is dedicated to helping nonprofit leaders build their skills in creating a productive fundraising structure for their current or future organizations with a focus on making individual gift solicitations.

Upon completion of this 48 hour certificate program, students will walk away with all the skills they need to master the art of individual fundraising - from identifying prospects to "making the ask" in one-on-one presentations to engaging a board of directors. If you are interested in the intensive version of this program, click here.

Faculty and Practitioners: Chris Cloud, Marti Fischer, Laura Fredricks, Paul Habig, Marianne Pelletier, Don Waisanen, Neil Herdan, Nancy Mathiasen.

For questions and information contact Edgar Zavala, Director of Executive Programs at or (646) 660-6718.


This certificate is awarded to individuals who complete 48 hours of sessions. Any combination of the following sessions could be applied towards this certificate program. You need to register to each course individually.

Annual Giving (8 hours)

Communication Skills and Strategies Proven to Raise Funds (8 hours)

Engaging Your Board in Individual Fundraising
(4 hours)

Identifying Prospective Donors
(8 hours)

Major Gifts: Making the Ask, Stewardship
(8 hours)

Maximizing Your Social Media Presence
(6 hours)

Planned Giving
(8 hours)

Trends in Fundraising and Individual Giving/Developing a Fundraising Plan
(8 hours)

To register download this form.

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