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Fundraising Management

Ministry Title: Fundraising and Volunteer Management
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Program Code: FR511 Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Length: 3 semesters Current Students can view program and course details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

 Humber’s Fundraising Management graduate certificate program is the only full-time, in-class program of its kind in Ontario, and allows you to live out your passions and participate in creating meaningful, positive change. At the end of this one-year program, you will be prepared to make immediate and dynamic contributions to the world through creative fundraising ideas and initiatives.

Our faculty includes professors that are among Toronto’s most accomplished and awarded non-profit leaders. This faculty will inspire you, share insights from years of fundraising campaign experience and challenge you to produce outstanding work.

This dynamic program is designed to give you practical, hands-on experience in all of the methods used by non-profit organizations to create and maintain relationships with their communities of support. Fundraising students will learn how to co-ordinate and manage diverse groups of donors, volunteers and staff, toward the goal of enabling non-profit organizations to fund their missions.

All courses in this program feature regular appearances by industry leaders and give students the chance to work directly with charities as part of a number of class assignments. Students will also attend two professional conferences to build their professional networks and explore their career options in professional fundraising.

 

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Demonstrate personal competencies in relationship to ethics, legal issues, and leadership in fundraising.

  • Conceptualize and plan fundraising project and programs (e.g., major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, corporate giving and capital campaigns).

  • Prepare proposals and administer grants.

  • Develop and implement marketing and direct marketing strategies and activities.

  • Conduct the research and analysis associated with the management of lists, promotions and donors.

  • Evaluate the environmental forces that impact Canadian business and non-profit and charitable organizations, and explain the organization and roles of the various departments found within fundraising organizations.

  • Apply writing skills for fundraising proposals, annual reports, promotion, marketing, public relations, direct mail and event marketing.

  • Manage human resource and volunteer resources including planning, recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, supervising, evaluating volunteers.

  • Manage fundraising projects including the development of implementation plans, the monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects.

  • Demonstrate personal relationship building and presentation skills for fundraising including presenting fundraising programs as well as approaching prospects and closing pledges.

  • Manage computer databases in order to input, compile, analyze and report data and isolate new markets and fundraising opportunities.

  • Analyze fundraising issues and events, implement a problem-solving process and present solutions.

  • Contact fundraising employers and identify work opportunities in the field.


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Work Placement

The work placement, which concludes your course of study, takes place in the summer during the program’s final eight weeks. Placements are usually with charities and non-profit groups although it is also allowable to do your work placement with consulting firms, corporate donation offices, foundations or government granting agencies.

The Humber Experience

This reinvigorated program will feature:

  • Leading instructors from industry with expertise in annual and major giving, partnering with the corporate sector, the legal and financial realities of the sector, developing teams of staff and volunteers, planned giving, special events, entrepreneurship, ethics and more.
  • Professors with experience working at organizations such as Kids Help Phone, UHN (University Health Network) and their associated foundations, War Child, Plan Canada, Pathways to Education, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, and many charitable sector consulting agencies.
  • Networking opportunities with charitable sector leaders and managers through a wide range of guest speakers, case studies and participation in a capstone project where students will work with a “client” organization with instructor guidance.
  • Participation and exposure to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) as well as CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) consistent curriculum (approval process is underway for education points for those who pursue future designation).

Industry Fast Facts

Canadians are generous and fundraisers are turning that giving spirit into meaningful impact.

Did you know that working in the sector means you play a role in:

  • The 2nd largest charitable and nonprofit sector in the world[1]
  • A sector that employs 2 million Canadians at more than 170,000 nonprofits and
    charities[1]
  • Approximately $18.5 billion in donations received by Canadian charities in 2014 alone[2]
  • 8.1% of GDP exceeding the oil and gas or finance industries[1]
  • An annual contribution to the Canadian economy of over $150 billion[1]

    [1] Imagine Canada Sector Stats
    [2] Imagine Canada and the Rideau Hall Foundation, Thirty Years of Giving
    See afpglobal.org, Fundraising is Awesome 2019

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Your Career

Successful completion of this program may open doors to a rewarding career. You will have the opportunity to become a key player in a sector that includes organizations focused on healthcare, education, social service, the arts, politics, the environment and international development – just to name a few. Employers are keen to hire Humber graduates.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for three semesters is:

  • domestic: $8,768.76
  • international: $24,588.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

$350 – conference fees and field trips; $850 – textbooks.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

James Cullin, Associate Dean
416.675.6622 ext. 3800
fundraisingprogram@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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