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Colorado State University Global

Undergraduate Certificate in Fundraising

Students looking to gain the skills needed to strategize and execute a successful fundraising campaign may be interested in the Undergraduate Certificate in Fundraising program offered through Colorado State University Global. Read more about this online certificate program here.

Official Program Name:

Undergraduate Certificate in Fundraising

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in the Undergraduate Certificate in Fundraising program may exhibit strong interpersonal skills, strategic-thinking, and a desire to support non-profits in their missions. All applicants to Colorado State University Global should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The online Undergraduate Certificate in Fundraising program at Colorado State University Global provides the opportunity for students to gain the technical and practical skills needed to effectively fundraise. Through this program, students can learn how to strategize for successful fundraising, diversify funding sources, and create promotional awareness of the goals and needs of an organization. Building on foundational business, communication, and public relation skills, students can learn how to adequately forecast, budget, and report fundraising, oversee the use of grant awards, and maintain donors with the use of appropriate frameworks. Through hands-on experiences with fundraising software and creating public relations strategies, students in this program have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge in how to strategize and execute successful fundraising campaigns and maintain donor relationships.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

18 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado State University Global's financial aid office for more information.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for the Undergraduate Certificate in Fundraising:

The Undergraduate Certificate in Fundraising is a 6-course, 18-credit program. Course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado State University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Undergraduate Certificate in Fundraising Core Courses (18 credits)

  • Introduction to Human Services
  • Public Relations Techniques
  • Campaign and Event Planning
  • Fundraising and Grantwriting
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Community Development

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Undergraduate Certificate in Fundraising program may have gained the practical and strategic skills needed to lead a successful fundraising campaign. However, fundraising is often part of a larger role within an organization, so students may choose to enroll in a full undergraduate program to increase their marketability in the workforce and to prepare for more advanced positions.

Some undergraduate degrees that students may pursue are:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

Career Paths:

After completing this fundraising certificate from Colorado State University Global, students may be ready to seek positions where they are responsible for developing and leading fundraising campaigns, managing donor relations, or promoting a nonprofit organization. Some careers that graduates may be able to pursue are:

  • Grant writer
  • Fundraising coordinator
  • Public relations specialist
  • Donor relations manager