In this introductory course for those new to the field of professional fundraising, participants will gain a solid foundation in fundraising techniques as well as an overview of development as a career. Senior-level professional fundraisers will discuss basic terminology for fundraising and the nonprofit sector and will explain how to identify prospects and how to develop a persuasive case for support. Corporate and foundation giving, annual giving planning and donor acquisition methods, and fundraising roles for board, staff and volunteers will also be explored. A panel of senior fundraisers will share their professional experiences and career advice with the class.

Course Details

  • New fundraising professionals
  • Interest in transitioning to fundraising sector

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
The Art of Fundraising: The Fundamentals Spring 2022
Section Schedule
Date and Time TBA
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
* $275.00
Section Notes
After registering, please check the Receipt Notes for instructions on how to access the course. Please emails us at cpnl@rice.edu with questions or concerns.