Put Your Fundraising Career
on the Fast Track
Ann C. Fitzgerald, President
Did you plan to have a career in fundraising?
If you’re like most nonprofit employees, the answer is no.
People tend to fall into fundraising from other professions. But that’s no reason to ignore your professional development. Fundraising is a discipline like any other, and requires continued attainment of essential knowledge and skills.
Today, there is a proliferation of degrees and training programs to help increase your knowledge and fast-track your career.
One the most successful, well-established programs I know is The Fund Raising School at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. For nearly five decades, it has helped nonprofit professionals to meet and exceed their fundraising goals. The School’s programs are grounded in relevant research and taught by expert instructors with significant practical experience.
Its course offerings are extensive, and range from the foundational “Principles and Techniques of Fundraising” to more specialized classes on capital campaigns, planned giving, and other key areas. Consider these special options:
- Attend the Leadership Roundtable in Indianapolis June 27-28, 2019, which presents new information on the latest trends in philanthropy such as donor-advised funds, social innovation funding, and fundraising from millennials.
- Earn a Certificate in Fund Raising Management (CFRM) through The School’s internationally recognized and credentialed program.
- Bring The Fund Raising School to your organization through tailored training to your specific needs.
The landscape of charitable giving in the United States is forever changing. Invest in yourself today to learn what you need to know and how you can respond to new opportunities.
Ann C. Fitzgerald is Founder and President of AC Fitzgerald, using her decades of experience in fundraising, management, leadership, and sales to help nonprofits build their capacity and achieve success. She is a sought-after speaker, writer, and advisor.