Georgian College

Fundraising and Resource Development

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Program Information

School:Georgian College
Faculty:Human Services
Field of Study:Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Description:Discover a dynamic, challenging career where you can make a difference in the lives of others by raising money for important causes. In this comprehensive program, students learn to design integrated fundraising programs, run special events, research and secure grants, and develop relationships with major donors. Students also examine critical skills that support the fundraising process, including prospect research, volunteer management strategies, budgeting and financial management, marketing, donor engagement, group dynamics and team building, and use of technology for fundraising. During their academic studies, students gain skills through case studies and projects, followed by valuable real life experience participating in an internship in a fundraising environment in areas such as social services, the arts, the environment, health care, education, sports, recreation, and religion.
Campus: Orillia, Ontario
URL:Fundraising and Resource Development at Georgian College
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Careers:Volunteer Services ManagersFundraising Consultants

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Admission requirements: post-secondary diploma or degree or CFRE designation (Certified Fundraising Executive) or equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants who hold diplomas or degrees with emphasis in social sciences, humanities, education, business or marketing. Strong communications skills are required. Proficiency in word processing and computer skills are recommended. Applicants lacking a college diploma, university degree, or equivalent may be considered based on CFRE designation (Certified Fund Raising Executive) OR a combination of post-secondary education and related work experience (minimum three years full-time paid experience working in a non-profit environment) and demonstrated achievement of post-secondary level competencies.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Selection process: Applicants will be asked to submit a current resume and a statement of intent. Academic and experiential learning of all applicants will be assessed.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on July 26, 2016

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