2021 Fundraising & Development Certificate Program

February 3, 2021 all-day
2021 Fundraising & Development Certificate Program @ Remote

Are you frustrated or intimidated by fundraising? Looking for the confidence, knowledge, and skill necessary to strengthen your organization’s development program?

Join us to grow your fundraising superpowers and build your nonprofit’s impact!

Designed for small to mid-sized nonprofits, this six-month program will demystify fundraising and give you the knowledge and tools to needed to create a development plan and fundraise successfully for your organization. You will learn in a collaborative and hands-on environment consisting of interactive trainings, peer-learning circles, and individualized coaching.

Learn more by visiting our VT Nonprofit Learning Center on Teachable. 


Here’s what training participants had to say about the program and our lead trainer, Jenn Hayslett:

“Jenn’s expertise and energy were just phenomenal! She is a confident and engaging speaker/teacher who reads her group and adjusts content to their need. This course enabled me to secure a $500,000 matching gift for our Annual Appeal. I never would have had the skills, knowledge, or courage to do this without this class. What an ROI!”

Judy Peterson, President and CEO , UVM Health Network Home Health and Hospice

“I feel like I’ve gotten answers to so many of the questions I had about development work. Not just the best practices, but also some time and face saving tricks of the trade from someone who has had success in the field. This class feels like an essential for anyone embarking on a career in non profit development work or even higher level non-profit management. I will be better at my job because of this course!”

Connor Timmons, Executive Director, Common Ground Center

“Whether you’re just starting out in Development and don’t know where to begin or you need the support of a network of peers and an excellent instructor to help you prioritize and gain confidence, this class really delivers. Too many trainings offer only a high level view and never get down to the detail; this training is both personalized and broad to cover a wide array of abilities and needs.”

Jess Estabrooks, Development and Communications Director, ReSOURCE

“This course helped me to gain greater insight into the “hows” and “whys” of fundraising. I developed a much greater understanding of the role of establishing strong relationships with donors, and how to communicate that to our small staff so that we all felt that we had a valuable role in development.”

Karen Scott, Director of Operations, Up for Learning

“This course really demystified development work for me, breaking in into concrete pieces and helping me understand how they can come together as a comprehensive program. I feel ready to help our organization grow our development and excited about the opportunities that this growth will bring, both personally and for our organization.”

Erin Buckwalter, Market Development Director, NOFA VT