Monday, October 4, 2010

Fundraising Concentration Becomes Certificate Program

A proposal to create a Fundraising Leadership Certificate program was approved by the undergraduate curriculum committee at Rockhurst. This means that students who take the fundraising concentration courses will now receive an actual certificate, granted by Rockhurst University, and they are eligible for financial aid as certificate-seeking students.

The certificate requirements mirror the concentration requirements, and students from any major (not just nonprofit leadership) and/or from the community may earn this certificate.

Our banner ads on selected websites in the nonprofit community have led to inquiries from prospective students, so we are gaining visibility!

As a recap, required courses for the Fundraising Leadership Certificate and/or the Fundraising Concentration within the Nonprofit Leadership Studies major total 18 credit hours and include:

NP 1110 – Intro to NPOs
NP 3050 – Foundations of Fundraising & Development
FD 4000 – Developing Annual Sustainability
FD 4100 – Major Gifts & Capital Campaigns
FD 4200 – Technology & Marketing Trends in Fundraising
FD 4300 – Prospect Research & Proposal Writing

On a related note, the committee also approved the creation of a Nonprofit Leadership Certificate program utilizing our existing NP/American Humanics courses. Because the University will award this certificate, students who pursue this program also will be eligible for financial aid.

Thank you for all your hard work!