Fundraising for Small Nonprofits

Your organization is doing exceptional work. You are passionate about your mission. The potential is great, if only more funding were available. Effective fundraising practices can be adapted to meet the unique realities of smaller nonprofits. Efficiently use your time and existing resources – including board members and other volunteers – to achieve your fundraising goals.

Certificates: Non Certificate Course

When and where

LocationDatePriceRegistration
November 2, 2020November 20, 2020$199.Register
February 18, 2021February 19, 2021$199Registration opening soon.
April 19, 2021May 9, 2021$199Registration opening soon.
May 13, 2021May 14, 2021$199Registration opening soon.

Course Details

Fundraising for Small Nonprofits is offered in-person  or online.

In-person Schedule
The in-person class is two days in length.

Day 1: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Day 2: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Online Schedule
The online course is three weeks in length.

Each week you'll have a course module to complete. Each module consists of:

  • readings from a PDF study guide
  • viewing a pre-recorded narrated presentation
  • completing a 10-question quiz where you must score a 7 or higher
  • engaging in forum discussions with others
  • and submitting assignments.

More details about the online format and requirements may be viewed here.

View the in-person class agenda.

View the online course agenda.

The location next to each course date indicates if the course is being held in-person (e.g. city name) or online.

For in-person classes, please click on the city name for further details and recommended hotel accommodations.

Registrants for in-person and online dates will receive complete course logistical information upon registration.

Full participation in many of The Fund Raising School’s courses fulfill education point requirements for Category 1.B-Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Fundraising for Small Nonprofits qualifies for 13.5 CFRE Education Points/Hours.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTE: Tuition payment is due before the class begins and may be paid by credit card, check, or purchase order. All cancellations and transfers are subject to an administrative fee of $275.

You’ll learn how to

  • Build a convincing case for financial support
  • Select the donors and markets best suited to your nonprofit
  • Choose the right fundraising vehicles for your organization
  • Inspire the leadership potential of volunteers
  • Create a fundraising process that works, but is attainable with limited resources

What you’ll receive

  • A comprehensive, easy-to-use study guide with models for future reference
  • A chance to network with other professionals dealing with similar challenges
  • Hands-on experience in planning special events
  • Interactive training on how to ask for support