Program Courses

PDP courses are offered online, remotely, and on-campus. Please refer to the Schedule Notes for course delivery information.

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PHIL_NP 378-0 : Major Gift Fundraising from Individuals, Corporations & Foundations


This course emphasizes applied fundraising. It will explore all aspects of a major gift program’s implementation, from systems and strategies to the execution of major gift fundraising. Students will gain a practical understanding of systems and processes they can share in an interview, if they are embarking on a career change to nonprofit development, or apply their knowledge to their current development role.

This course is appropriate for:

Specific course objectives include, among others:

Registered students can access their online course site here. An activated NetID and password is required for login. *Please note: It may take up to 24-hours for registered students to be added to the online course platform.

Additional Information:

This is a five-week course offered during the Fall quarter.

This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Tuition : $975

Fall 2023
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
10/16/23 - 11/13/23M
6 – 9 p.m. 42
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Smith, Anne
Remote Campus
Schedule Notes :

This course will be conducted remotely, online.

This course has required live, synchronous sessions, held online via Zoom. Sync session attendance is mandatory unless otherwise stated by the course instructor.

All times listed CST

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