Fundraising is an essential tool for those working in the nonprofit sector. Build the skillset necessary to create a strategy, implement a campaign, motivate and lead your development team and enhance donor relations with Rice University.

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The Glasscock School of Continuing Studies offers a variety of opportunities for fundraising professionals. Topics include managing a fundraising campaign, maintaining donor relations, creating a development team, and more. Courses are beneficial to those leading, working with or developing fundraising teams.

Name Instructor Format Schedule start date AVAILABILITY

Art of Fundraising: Advanced Principles and Practices

To Be Determined On-campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 20190411 Apr. 11, 2019 Open

Planned Giving: the Essentials

Shirley Druggan, Cindy Atmar On-campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 20190117 Jan. 17, 2019 Open

What Nonprofits Need to Know for Giving Tuesday and End-of-Year Campaigns

Kristyna Torres-Cruz Online 9:30 a.m.-noon 20180801 Aug. 01, 2018 Closed

Managing a Development Team

Tom Herbert On-campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 20190514 May 14, 2019 Open

Campaign Planning and Management

Holly Lang, Nicole S. McWhorter, Sarah W. Williams On-campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 20190509 May 09, 2019 Open

Nonprofit Finance Certificate

Kathy Fountain, Leslie A. Berardo On-campus 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 20190216 Feb. 16, 2019 Open

Proposal Writing

Melissa Simon On-campus 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 20190305 March 05, 2019 Open

Volunteer Management Academy

Heather Patrick, Melissa Simon, Gina Murphy On-campus 9 a.m. -4 p.m. 20181025 Oct. 25, 2018 Closed

Comprehensive Annual Giving

Emily Kernan, Ashley Tagle On-campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 20181108 Nov. 08, 2018 Closed

Major Gifts

Angela Lane, Chris Kasavich On-campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 20181128 Nov. 28, 2018 Open

Communication for Nonprofits

Jennifer Evans, Carey Kirkpatrick, Jeremy C. Little, Joel Luks On-campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 20190403 Apr. 03, 2019 Open

Board Fundraising

M. Anne Murphy, Rebecca Lamb On-campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 20181030 Oct. 30, 2018 Closed

Art of Fundraising: The Fundamentals

Taryn Baranowski, Melissa Garlington, Chris Kasavich, Kaiti Kling, Rebecca Lamb, Emily Kernan, Ashley Tagle, Angela Lane, Kent Loftin , Kelly Zúñiga On-campus 6-8 p.m. 20190204 Feb. 04, 2019 Open

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