Because fundraising is a critical aspect of an organization’s success, it can put a lot of pressure on development staff, especially those who might be newer in their roles. The Revenue Development Certificate Program is designed to help new fundraisers develop the skillset required to tackle any facet of development: major gifts, capital campaigns, grant writing, sponsorships and more.

The Revenue Development Certificate Program is for fundraisers new in their positions, nonprofit employees who might have a development aspect to their position, or anyone looking to freshen up by learning current trends for the basics. We recommend taking the classes in the order on the roadmap below, but it is not required.

Those who complete this program are encouraged to enroll in the Power Funders series.

Required: four core workshops and two electives

Enroll in these classes on our Workshop Calendar.

Recommended prerequisite:

  • How to Raise the Money You Need: The Fundamentals of Fundraising

Core workshops (choose four):

  • Basic Grant Writing
  • Annual Campaigns: The Cornerstone of Financial Security for Nonprofits
  • Events: How Special Are They?
  • Developing Effective Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Major Gifts

Electives (choose two):

  • Charting Your Roadmap: The Business Planning Process for Nonprofits
  • Writing Federal Grants
  • Advanced Grant Writing
  • Empowering Your Board: The Importance of Fundraising
  • Advanced Federal Grant Writing
  • Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign?
  • Conducting a Capital Campaign

Use our Workshop Calendar to register for classes in the Revenue Development Certificate Program.

Email training@cnm.org to enroll in the program.