No prior experience required.
Fundraising and Development Specialization
A Career That Makes a Difference. Connecting donors to their passions.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
This program was developed and is taught by senior and executive members of the award-winning development team at UC Davis. Under their leadership, the university’s first comprehensive fundraising initiative raised over $1.1 billion from nearly 110,000 supporters. Our faculty, created hands-on assignments covering an array of real-world deliverables. You’ll finish the program with a portfolio that demonstrates your ability to bring value to any organization’s fundraising mission.
How the Specialization Works
A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 4 Courses in this Specialization
Fundraising and Development Foundations
Major and Principal Gifts
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