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Fundraising Fundamentals

For both the beginner and someone with years of experience in the field, fundraising is a curious mix of art and science. In this course, the fundamental characteristics of successful fundraising programs will be explored, beginning with a discussion of the unique phenomenon of U.S. philanthropy, the philosophy of development, and the ethics of fundraising. Building on this strong foundation, the workshop will continue to explore the themes of relationship-building through the following components:

  • developing and managing a fundraising plan
  • the prospect mix: government sources, individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • prospect identification, research, and information management
  • structuring a successful solicitation
  • planned giving
  • roles of board members, volunteers, and staff
  • special events - friend and fund raisers
  • marketing and communications to enhance fundraising success

This course will be helpful to anyone who wants to be a better fundraiser, whether as a volunteer or paid staff. Be prepared to participate!

Julie Poulin, CFRE, is currently the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG), where she is responsible for overseeing all of the development and fundraising activities for the organization. From 2002-2010, Julie was Director of Development at Opportunity Farm for Boys and Girls. Julie sits on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern New England Board of Directors and volunteers for several non-profit organizations.

Monday, February 3, and Tuesday, February 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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$285 (12 contact hours/ 1.2 CEUs)
Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, USM Portland campus


Class meets 2/3 & 2/4