Fundraising and Development, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
2 months
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The Fundraising and Development Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with UC Davis is designed to meet the rising demand for trained fundraising professionals. 

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Charitable giving is rebounding as the economy improves. Yet there is a shortage of qualified fundraising professionals to help organizations connect their needs with potential donors. Through four courses, you will gain the knowledge and skills to begin or advance your career in the high demand field of fundraising and development.

Applied Learning Project

This Fundraising and Development Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with UC Davis was developed and is taught by senior and executive members of the award-winning development team at UC Davis. Under their leadership, the university’s first comprehensive fundraising initiative raised over $1.1 billion from nearly 110,000 supporters. Our faculty, created hands-on assignments covering an array of real-world deliverables. You’ll finish the program with a portfolio that demonstrates your ability to bring value to any organization’s fundraising mission.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundraising and Development
  • Annual Campaigns: Building a Case for Support
  • Major and Principal Gifts
  • Planned Giving

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months
    • 10 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner Level

  • No prior experience required.

Tuition Fee

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    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 2 months.

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Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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