Common Good Vermont Announces 2021 Fundraising Development Certificate Program

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

Common Good Vermont is pleased to announce the 2021 Fundraising Development Certificate Program. This second annual program is designed for small to mid-sized non profit organizations and will provide leaders, executives and staff members with the knowledge and skills needed to build a development plan and improve fundraising capacity. 

“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,” says Up for Learning director of operations Karen Scott. 

This eight month online program begins February 10th and will include monthly live interactive online training, peer learning sessions, individual assignments, and one on one coaching sessions. Participants will: 

  • Leave with your own personalized Development Plan – either new or updated to support your organization in setting goals and staying on track.
  • Learn how the pandemic has changed fundraising and how to partner with your donors during this critical time.
  • Learn specific development skills.
  • Integrate new ideas and skills with the support of your peer learning circle and one-on-one individualized coaching.
  • And more. 

Past participant Jess Estabrooks, Development and Communications Director of ReSOURCE,says, “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.” 

Inquire today to grow your fundraising superpowers and build your nonprofit’s impact!

Learn more about the 2021 Fundraising & Development Program and apply here.

Applications will be accepted through January 31st.

This program is hosted by Common Good VT and made possible by generous support from the Vermont Community Foundation, High Meadows Fund, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, National Life Group Foundation, and Quick$tart LLC.