Humber’s Fundraising Management graduate certificate program is the only full-time, in-class program of its kind in Ontario, and allows you to live out your passions and participate in creating meaningful, positive change. At the end of this one-year program, you will be prepared to make immediate and dynamic contributions to the world through creative fundraising ideas and initiatives.
Our faculty includes professors that are among Toronto’s most accomplished and awarded non-profit leaders. This faculty will inspire you, share insights from years of fundraising campaign experience and challenge you to produce outstanding work.
This dynamic program is designed to give you practical, hands-on experience in all of the methods used by non-profit organizations to create and maintain relationships with their communities of support. Fundraising students will learn how to co-ordinate and manage diverse groups of donors, volunteers and staff, toward the goal of enabling non-profit organizations to fund their missions.
All courses in this program feature regular appearances by industry leaders and give students the chance to work directly with charities as part of a number of class assignments. Students will also attend two professional conferences to build their professional networks and explore their career options in professional fundraising.
Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Demonstrate personal competencies in relationship to ethics, legal issues, and leadership in fundraising.
Conceptualize and plan fundraising project and programs (e.g., major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, corporate giving and capital campaigns).
Prepare proposals and administer grants.
Develop and implement marketing and direct marketing strategies and activities.
Conduct the research and analysis associated with the management of lists, promotions and donors.
Evaluate the environmental forces that impact Canadian business and non-profit and charitable organizations, and explain the organization and roles of the various departments found within fundraising organizations.
Apply writing skills for fundraising proposals, annual reports, promotion, marketing, public relations, direct mail and event marketing.
Manage human resource and volunteer resources including planning, recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, supervising, evaluating volunteers.
Manage fundraising projects including the development of implementation plans, the monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects.
Demonstrate personal relationship building and presentation skills for fundraising including presenting fundraising programs as well as approaching prospects and closing pledges.
Manage computer databases in order to input, compile, analyze and report data and isolate new markets and fundraising opportunities.
Analyze fundraising issues and events, implement a problem-solving process and present solutions.
Contact fundraising employers and identify work opportunities in the field.
The work placement, which concludes your course of study, takes place in the summer during the program’s final eight weeks. Placements are usually with charities and non-profit groups although it is also allowable to do your work placement with consulting firms, corporate donation offices, foundations or government granting agencies.
Watch the video to hear how graduates co-found a sports philanthropy firm.
Successful completion of this program may open doors to a rewarding career. You will have the opportunity to become a key player in a sector that includes organizations focused on healthcare, education, social service, the arts, politics, the environment and international development – just to name a few. Employers are keen to hire Humber graduates.
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Watch the video to find out more about the Fundraising Management program at Humber.
Humber Takes Second Place at OCMC 2019
Thu, November 28, 2019
Humber returned from the 2019 Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition (OCMC) in November with a second place overall victory.
Humber Lakeshore Wins at Adobe Creative Jam
Tue, November 26, 2019
Four students in Humber’s Advertising & Graphic Design program won first place in the 2019 Adobe Creative Jam.
Competing in a field of 72 teams from six college, Team “A-Block” -- comprised of Nicolas Diaz, Emily Little, Julia Laing, and Chelsea Speck – created an app to address academic integrity. Check out some images of the app here.
The Adobe Creative Jam is a design challenge that asks students to create a visual or motion design concept based on a theme revealed at the event. After three hours and no rules, the teams present their work to the jury in front of a rapt audience. The 2019 Jam drew over 300 students from Sheridan, George Brown, Seneca, OCADU, Algonquin College, and Humber.
Congratulations to all the students who competed, and especially to Team “A-Block”!
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Faculty of Business Events
Last Day of Classes
Fri, December 13, 2019
Faculty of Business News
Students Connect with Employers at First Annual Fall Career Fair
Wed, November 27, 2019
The Faculty of Business Work-Integrated Learning Centre hosted a successful career fair on October 29th at Toronto Grand Convention Centre.
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