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Certificate in Fundraising Management


Why a Certificate Program?

Today there are nearly a million nonprofit organizations in the United States. All are faced with cutbacks in federal aid, tough changes in tax laws, and heightened competition for corporate contributions. To succeed in this environment fundraising professionals must strengthen and refine their skills UNO's Certificate in Fundraising Management offers a noncredit, comprehensive program in skill upgrading.

Who Can Benefit?

The Certificate in Fundraising Management is for:

Fundraisers who want to grow in their careers

Individuals making the change to a more rewarding career field

Persons seeking to explore and prepare for fundraising as a new or different profession

Executives in nonprofits who wish to understand the fundraising function in detail

Experienced professionals who want an update and guide to new developments in the field


To earn the UNO Certificate in Fundraising Management you need to complete a total of six courses within five years. At least three courses must be from the core curriculum. There are no prerequisites for these fundraising management courses.

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Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Fundraising Concepts & Practices September 18-19 Core
Board Development & Strategic Planning October 8-9 Core
Planned Giving & Major Gifts October 22-23 Core
Direct Marketing & Donor Data Management November 4-5 Elective
Capital Campaigns November 19-20 Core
Grant Writing December 9-10 Elective

Courses are held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on two consecutive days. The registration fee of $249 per class and includes materials, lunches and parking.


You can register online and process the registration fee through paypal (no account required). Or call our office at (402) 554-2133. View the registration flier.

Registration deadline is one week prior to the start of a class. Participants wishing to cancel their registration must contact the CFM office at least one week prior to the first day of the class to avoid being responsible for the registration fee or to receive a refund. Notify us by email ( or phone (402-554-2133).

Classes are subject to cancellation due to low registration.

Class Location

Classes are held in the CPACS Building on the UNO Dodge Campus (see map) at 6001 Dodge Street. Parking instructions are sent one week before the class.

Check our severe weather page for information about cancellations due to severe weather.

Contact Us

For more information or to be added to the mailing list to receive the registration flier please contact Melanie Kiper at (402) 554.2133 or

Certificate in Fundraising Management
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554.2133

Last updated 7/3/2014 by Melanie Kiper