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Certificate in Fundraising Management

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about the certificate in fundraising management.

The Certificate in Fundraising Management is a comprehensive noncredit program in the essentials of FUNDRAISING. Offered by the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service; endorsed by : Nonprofit Association of the Midlands, Omaha Community Foundation, The United Way of the Midlands.


The Certificate in Fundraising Management is an approved Provider for Certified Fundraising Executive continuing education. Each course is worth 15 points.

Why a Certificate Program?

Today there are nearly a million nonprofit organizations in the U.S. 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 a guide to new developments in the field.

What is the Course of Study?

The Certificate in Fundraising Management provides in-depth training in vital areas of fundraising. These areas include the annual campaign, planned giving, marketing and public relations, direct mail, grant writing, and strategic planning.

What are the Requirements?

There are no prerequisites for these fundraising management courses. 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.

You may also enroll in any combination of courses you choose if you would like to upgrade your skills in a specific area but not complete all of the Certificate requirements.

General Information

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


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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