Essentials of Gift Administration

This online course provides operational staff and fundraising leaders an overview of the principles of gift administration. 

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Accurate gift administration is an integral part of fundraising, and every nonprofit organization must have a system in place to process the gifts it receives. Instructors cover techniques to improve quality and efficiency, process management, staffing for small and large nonprofit operations and teach donor intent compliance. Instruction material includes gift-entry guides, relevant industry accounting standards and IRS regulations. Gain a broad awareness on navigating common challenges in gift processing.

This course meets the prerequisite requirement to earn the Fundraising Operations Certificate and the elective requirement for the Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives (LINE) Certificate.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CPNL1060.S18.1 Kate Goldberg, Clint Shipp Online 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Central time Monday, February 26, 2018

Instructor: Kate Goldberg

Job Title: Director of Advancement Services

Organization: Washington College

Degree(s): Bachelor's mathematical biology and a master's in data analytics

Kate Goldberg is the Director of Advancement Services for Washington College. In this role for the past ten years, she has served as the chief information officer for the Office of College Advancement at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, providing strategic leadership to create and manage an effective infrastructure to support the College’s fundraising and alumni relations efforts. In 2013, Ms. Goldberg was a member of the inaugural group of participants in the Fundraising Operations Certification Capstone. She received her bachelors degrees in mathematical biology from Randolph-Macon Woman's College. She is currently enrolled in the Data Analytics Masters Program at University of Maryland University College and will graduate in May 2016. She is a chapter registrar with the Daughters of the American Revolution and serves as a Chapter Chair for her alma mater.

Job Title: Director of Advancement Services

Organization: Dallas Zoological Society

Degree(s): Bachelor's degrees in economics and finance, master's and Ph.D. in public affairs 

Clint Shipp, PhD,is director of advancement services at the Dallas Zoological Society. Previously, he held a similar positions Trinity University and the University of North Texas. He has been involved in philanthropy and community service for more than a decade. He has experience fundraising and operating nonprofit organizations. Dr. Shipp also teaches in the master's degree program in public administration at The University of Texas at San Antonio and is a frequent speaker at fundraising conferences. He holds a Ph.D. in public affairs from The University of Texas at Dallas, a master's of public affairs and a bachelor's in economics and finance.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: Feb. 26, 2018

End Date: Feb. 28, 2018

Schedule: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Central time

Length: One Monday and one Wednesday

Fee: $285

For AFP, APRA and AASP Members: $242

CEUs: 0.8

CFRE: 8 points

Note: This course is not currently accepting registrations. Please select JOIN WAITLIST to receive a notification when registration is open for the 2019 spring session.

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