Course Description

Temple University Harrisburg in partnership with Fundraising Master Trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, is offering an online, 10-week certificate program to help you take your fundraising to the next level. Learn the basics of fundraising with this immersive self-paced certificate course that utilizes two virtual sessions and 8 online modules to assess your knowledge on your journey to earning the FCP Certificate. 

Certificate Program Fee: $585.00 paid at the time of registration. Program fee includes a copy of the course textbook: Nonprofit Fundraising 101: A Practical Guide to Easy to Implement Ideas and Tips from Industry Experts. Space will be limited and registration will close once the class has reached capacity. Space cannot be held prior to receipt of the full program fee. 

If you have questions about the certificate program, please contact Jennifer Donahue at jennifer.donahue@temple.edu


Course Outline

This course utilizes 2 virtual sessions and 8 online modules to assess your knowledge on your journey to completing the FCP.  

Fall Cohort 

Virtual Session #1: September 14, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (eastern time) 

Virtual Session #2: November 18, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (eastern time)

8 online modules will be self-paced with weekly learning and assessment of knowledge 

Temple University is a CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) Approved Education Provider.  By enrolling in this program, you have the opportunity to earn 18.5 Continuing Education (CE) points toward earning (or renewing) your CFRE credential.


Learner Outcomes

  1. Learn and articulate fundraising best practices.
    Participants will study all areas of nonprofit fundraising including:
    - Direct mail
    - Events
    - Major giving
    - Grants
    - Sponsorship
    - Online fundraising
    - Donor stewardship. 

  2. Understand the importance of donor-centric communication and implement it throughout all fundraising writing and communication.

  3. Demonstrate the ability to execute an effective integrated, multi-channel fundraising program.



Cancellation Policy:  All cancellation requests must be in writing via email to jennifer.donahue@temple.edu

  • Cancellations received up to ten business days before the start of the first module will receive a full refund.

  • Cancellations received nine business days prior to the first day of the first module will be assessed a $50.00 processing fee. There will be no refund if cancellation is received on or after the date of the first virtual course. 

  • TUH reserves the right to cancel continuing education events due to low enrollment.



Technology Requirements
Possessing a basic level of technical competency and comfort level will help you to be successful in the program. You must have the hardware (desktop or laptop, tablet or smartphone) and software (Browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Microsoft Edge) to access the internet. A broadband internet connection (DSL, cable, fiber, etc.) is recommended with a hardwired Ethernet cable. Wireless (Wi-Fi) connections may be utilized but a weak or congested signal may cause issues with video buffering or content access.

Learning Management System
Instructions for setting up your AccessNet account to connect to Canvas, the learning management system used by Temple University for online course content:

Creating a TU AccessNet Account and Accessing Canvas

Please contact Jennifer Donahue at jennifer.donahue@temple.edu with any questions related to setting up your AccessNet account and connecting to Canvas.

Thank you for your interest in this course. Unfortunately, the course you have selected is currently not open for enrollment. Please complete a Course Inquiry so that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.