About the program
Designed and taught by senior philanthropy officers with distinguished careers in development, the Professional Fundraising course of Boston University provides the up-to-date knowledge you need for success in today's burgeoning and increasingly specialized philanthropic environment—and also serves as excellent preparation for the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) exam.In the online course, students learn through analyzing course content, discussion boards, Live Classroom sessions (webinars), case studies, assessments, and assignments. Technology based best practices in fundraising are shared throughout the course content, and instructors lead students in trending discussion boards to capture and share new ideas in the field. In addition to learning about larger development organizations, running throughout the course and punctuated with stand-alone Live Classroom sessions with experts in the field students learn strategies specific to international fundraising and small shop fundraising.
Boston University Online is a unique collaboration between the Office of Distance Education and faculty members throughout the many Schools and Colleges that comprise Boston University.
As part of Boston University Extended Education , the office consists of a team of instructional designers, video producers, and support staff who specialize in online education. The Office serves as a resource for Schools and Colleges that seek to develop online programs, and works closely with faculty to ensure that the Boston University Online experience is of the high caliber for which Boston University is regarded throughout the world.
The faculty and staff who design and create Boston University Online programs share a philosophy that your computer is a unique and powerful educational tool. We seek to maximize the capabilities of todayâ€™s technologies in order to engage the full learning potential of each student. To do so, we strive to create an exciting and interactive online instructional environment that incorporates simulations, video, audio, multimedia, and group activities such as discussion boards.
An online degree from Boston University represents achievement of a high academic standard. Our programs are accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., one of six nationally recognized accrediting agencies.
In addition to academic rigor, a vital component of all Boston University Online programs is the availability of outstanding Student Services. The Office of Distance Education assures that Boston University Online students receive prompt and attentive assistance throughout their learning experience, from application and registration to technical support to graduation details.
Boston University is proud to be a member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of six regional accrediting organizations in the United States, and has been accredited by NEASC since 1929. More information on BUâ€™s accreditation can be found here .
Boston University Online is an active member in the online education community. We are member of, and participate regularly with, the following associations:
- European Association for International Education
- University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)
- The Sloan Consortium
- United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
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In the Professional Fundraising course of Boston University, you will examine the key components of a comprehensive development program, building a portfolio of items representing the following areas:
- Strategic Planning
- Annual Giving
- Major and Leadership Gifts
- Planned and Estate Giving
- Corporations and Foundations
- Capital Campaigns
- Prospect Research
- Development Communications
- Volunteer Leadership Management
- Special Events
- Management & Accountability
- 4 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- No Attendance
- Continuous support with feedback on request
- Online group works/assignments
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Students entering the Professional Fundraising Program should have strong communication skills.
- While a bachelor’s degree is not required, we recommend either a bachelor’s degree, or significant related work experience.
International2495 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2495 USD for the full programme during 4 months.
National2495 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2495 USD for the full programme during 4 months.
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