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.
How It Works
Complete the three courses
Pass the certificate exam
Earn your certificate and badge
Don't forget to proudly display your accomplishments on your resume, LinkedIn, social media profile, or personal website.
What Our Learners Say
“The training is excellent. The content and exercises truly helped me prepare for the certification.”
— Francis M.