Free Certificate in Fundraising Essentials
Learn the essentials of nonprofit fundraising with this free certificate program from NonprofitReady. Co-developed with CNM, these short courses cover the basics of fundraising and how to identify, cultivate, and solicit donors.
What You Will Learn
Course 1: What is Nonprofit Fundraising?
Learn the common fundraising areas, fundraising roles, and trends nonprofits use to raise money for their programs.
Course 2: Identifying and Cultivating Donors
Understand the cycle of fundraising development including how nonprofits identify major donors and the process of cultivation.
Course 3: Soliciting and Stewarding Donors
Learn how to conduct a solicitation meeting, overcome resistance, determine amount to ask for, and steward donors.
CFRE Continuing Education Credits:
Full participation in the Fundraising Essentials Certificate is applicable for 1.5 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
About Our Partner
Founded in 1986, CNM’s mission is to amplify the impact of nonprofits and their partners. CNM believes that thriving nonprofits are essential to a strong community, and we connect organizations with the expertise, partnerships, and tools needed to focus on their respective missions.