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Learn fundraising fundamentals.


Fundraising is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding field.

From healthcare and human services to education and the arts, fundraisers make the work of mission-driven nonprofits possible. In the greater Los Angeles area alone there are roughly 40,000 nonprofits, all of which need skilled and dedicated staff to help advance their causes. Gain the expertise and contacts needed to work in fundraising. 

UCLA Extension’s Fundraising program provides a comprehensive, practice-oriented introduction to this vital profession. Designed for aspiring fundraisers and current nonprofit professionals who wish to advance their careers, our program is taught by leading practitioners and features an innovative, project-based curriculum grounded in the core skills required of modern fundraisers.

The Fundraising program can be completed entirely online. Course topics include fundraising strategy, donor prospecting, individual and corporate giving, foundation grants, major gifts, planned giving and blended gifts, closing tactics, annual giving, and donor stewardship and engagement.

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