Applications Now Open for 2023 Fundraising & Development Certificate Program

Common Good Vermont is pleased to announce the launch of its Fundraising & Development Certificate Program. Applications are now open and will be accepted through December 16, 2022. The program runs February 16 through September 21, 2023 and is designed for leaders, executives, and staff members of small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to build a development plan and improve fundraising capacity. 

“Common Good’s Development Certificate Program is a must do, whether you are just starting out or have been in the Development world for years,” says Sharon Lifschutz (pictured right) of the 2022 Cohort. “Through this program I built my confidence, developed a cohort of trusted colleagues, and walked away with a plan to help move Lund’s fundraising forward. Ultimately, this course provided me the gift of time and space to focus on the “why” behind Lund’s work, which has informed our entire Development strategy. As I actualize our new plan, I feel prepared, supported, and have a newfound belief in myself.  I have already seen how this course has impacted my work and has helped increase Lund’s fundraising capacity.”

This intensive online program will include live interactive online training, peer learning sessions, individual assignments, and a one-on-one coaching session with Lead Trainer Jenn Hayslett.  Jenn, whose engaging presentation style makes her a highly rated trainer and presenter, has over 25 years of leadership experience in all areas of fundraising and marketing for small to mid-sized nonprofits including annual funds, major gift solicitation and stewardship, capital campaigns, grant writing, community organizing, and volunteer management.

Participants will learn how to produce grant proposals, connect with donors, write fundraising appeals, and build meaningful partnerships.  Upon completion of the program, participants will leave with their own customized development plan, a peer network of nonprofit professionals, and the tools, skills, and confidence to put their plans into action!

Learn More & Apply Today!

Questions? Email [email protected].