This online course provides operational staff and fundraising leaders an overview of the principles of gift administration. Accurate gift administration is an integral part of fundraising, and every nonprofit organization must have a system in place to process the gifts it receives. Instructors cover techniques to improve quality and efficiency, process management, staffing for small and large nonprofit operations and teach donor intent compliance. Instruction material includes gift-entry guides, relevant industry accounting standards and IRS regulations. Gain a broad awareness on navigating common challenges in gift processing. This course meets the prerequisite requirement to earn the Fundraising Operations Certificate and the elective requirement for the Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives (LINE) Certificate.

Course Details

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) offers professional education scholarships to their membership.

Discounts are available for AFP, Apra and AASP members and Rice faculty, staff, students and alumni. Please contact us at 713-348-4803 or gscs@rice.edu to receive the appropriate discount code.

Due to the high demand for courses, registrations are considered final as of 10 working days before class starts. No refunds will be issued after these dates and credits will not be given for future classes. No refunds will be granted for participants who miss a portion of a program. Refund requests before the deadline are subject to a 10% processing fee and must be made in writing to cpnl@rice.edu. Refunds for credit card payments will be processed as credits to the accounts from which they were paid and may not appear as a credit until the following statement. Refunds for enrollments paid by check take up to four weeks to be processed and mailed by the Rice University accounting office. There is a $30 charge for any check returned for insufficient funds.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Essentials of Gift Administration Spring 2022
Section Schedule
Date and Time TBA
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
* $285.00
Section Notes
Once enrolled, it may take up to 48 hours for your login information to be sent. The class will be delivered using an on-demand format that requires students to view the content over the internet using a computer or laptop with a solid connection to the Internet and a headset.  You can access the content with a smart phone or tablet, but please be aware features may be limited and your connection may be less reliable.  For more details regarding technology requirements, please visit: http://glasscock.rice.edu/required-equipment.