College of Fine Arts

Fundraising & Development

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Program Summary

SUMMER 2021
Application Dates: 04/16/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
FALL 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2022
Spring 2022
Application Dates: 12/6/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
COST AND CREDITS
Credits required: 18
Cost per credit: $693

Rachel Shane

Director of Graduate Certificate

Chair of Arts Administration

College of Fine Arts

205 UK Fine Arts Building

Lexington, KY 40506

859.257.9616

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Advance your fundraising skills to assist nonprofit organizations secure vital funds for their missions! Nonprofit organizations across the United States vie for knowledgeable and skilled fundraisers, resulting in a steady demand and a strong job market.  This graduate certificate is designed to strengthen fundraising experience, knowledge and skills of professionals  currently working or seeking employment in nonprofit organizations. 

Program Summary

SUMMER 2021
Application Dates: 04/16/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
FALL 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2022
Spring 2022
Application Dates: 12/6/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
COST AND CREDITS
Credits required: 18
Cost per credit: $693

Strike with confidence in your fundraising career

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that projected job growth in the United States will increase 15 percent between 2016 and 2026 -- 7 percent higher than the average growth rate. Average salaries for those employed in fundraising are significantly higher than those in other positions within nonprofit organizations. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics there are more than 1.5 million registered nonprofit organizations – nearly all dependent on raising contributed income through fundraising efforts. Educational institutions, health, human services, relief agencies, arts and religious organizations are all reliant on donated funds to serve their beneficiaries, therefore, knowledgeable fundraisers are needed to direct these efforts. Gear up with our graduate certificate, and embark with confidence in a career in fundraising.

Application Requirements

  • CV
  • Personal statement
    - Compose a statement of purpose which explains why you wish to pursue your certificate in Fundraising and Development. 
  • Writing sample (optional)

 

Requirements

  • AAD 521 Nonprofit Board Governance (1 credit hour)
  • AAD 542 Grant Writing for Nonprofit Organizations (3 credit hours)
  • AAD 555 Fundraising: Identifying and Cultivating Individual Donors (3 credit hours)
  • AAD 626 Financial Management for Fundraising (3 credit hours)
  • AAD 640 Principles of Fundraising (3 credit hours)
  • AAD 740 Fundraising Techniques (3 credit hours)
  • AAD 745 Venture Philanthropy (2 credit hours)

Federal Financial Aid and Certificate Programs

Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page.


Contact

Rachel Shane

Director of Graduate Certificate

Chair of Arts Administration

College of Fine Arts

205 UK Fine Arts Building

Lexington, KY 40506

859.257.9616

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.