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Certificate in
Fundraising Management

Note: This certificate program may be completed entirely at a distance. Visit the distance education website for further information.

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This certificate program has been developed to provide students with a sound understanding of the nonprofit and voluntary sector and the role that fundraising can play in support of organizations in this sector. Students will achieve the following:

  • increase their understanding and skills in charitable sector fundraising management
  • develop and implement a wide range of strategies and tactics for a successful and ethical operation of a fundraising program

This program has been developed to prepare aspiring fundraising professionals for career entry, to help managers in charitable organizations expand their fundraising skills, and to provide growth and renewal opportunities for experienced professionals.

For detailed certificate and program information, please visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/fundraising.

Academic Coordinator: Cathy Mann, cmann@ryerson.ca

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Admission Criteria

It is recommended that applicants have the following:

OSSD with six Grade 12 U or M credits, or equivalent, or mature student status.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of six single-term courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate. Certificate requirements must be completed within six years from the time you were first admitted into the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Recommended Sequence

New students are encouraged to begin with CINT 916.

Required Courses

CINP 912   Nonprofit:  Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
CINT 916   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Introduction to Fundraising
CVFM 201   Fundraising Management:  Operations of Fundraising
CVFM 202   Fundraising Management:  Donor Centered Fundraising


Electives (select two)

CVFM 203   Fundraising Management:  Fundraising Campaigns
CVFM 302   Fundraising Management:  Entrepreneurial Fundraising
CVFM 303   Fundraising Management:  Annual Giving Programs


Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year.

CINP 912   Nonprofit:  Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
CINT 916   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Introduction to Fundraising
CVFM 201   Fundraising Management:  Operations of Fundraising
CVFM 203   Fundraising Management:  Fundraising Campaigns
CVFM 303   Fundraising Management:  Annual Giving Programs


Course Delivery Schedule

 Fall 2017Winter 2018Spring/Summer 2018
Required
CINP 912CI 
CINT 916C, IC, II
CVFM 201 I 
CVFM 202C  
Electives
CVFM 203  I
CVFM 302 C 
CVFM 303I  

C = Classroom
I = Distance Education via Internet

This schedule is subject to revision but can be used as a planning guide.