Fundraising and Development Specialization


Charitable giving is rebounding as the economy improves. Yet there is a shortage of qualified fundraising professionals to help organizations connect their needs with potential donors. Through four courses, you will gain the knowledge and skills to begin or advance your career in the high demand field of fundraising and development. This Specialization is designed to meet the rising demand for trained fundraising professionals.

This program was developed and is taught by senior and executive members of the award-winning development team at UC Davis. Under their leadership, the university’s first comprehensive fundraising initiative raised over $1.1 billion from nearly 110,000 supporters. Our faculty, created hands-on assignments covering an array of real-world deliverables. You’ll finish the program with a portfolio that demonstrates your ability to bring value to any organization’s fundraising mission.

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