Fundraising & Philanthropy Communication Certificate

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The Certificate in Fundraising & Philanthropy Communication (18 s.h.) prepares undergraduate students of any major for jobs with the more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States.  Museums, community and youth service groups, theaters, religious organizations, hospitals, foundations, environmental and social change groups--all need to communicate their missions and seek support from donors, volunteers, and community partners.   

Core courses cover basics in fundraising  and communication strategies and provide hands-on experience in  nonprofit branding, writing, and digital production.  Electives allow students to explore interests in entrepreneurship, politics, the arts, healthcare, social work, education, sustainability, and more.  

View the General Catalog page for the Certificate.

Students learn about classes, registration, activities,  and internships through the PHILCOMCERT listserv  Sign up here.


Contact Certificate Coordinator Jenifer Vick at or 319-353-1926.