Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Center Accelerates Certification Program

August 16, 2010—The Rollins College Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center announced today the successful roll out of their new accelerated certificate program, which can now be completed within six to 12 months. The first students began classes in early July and are expected to complete the program no later than summer 2011; the previous program took two years to complete.

The Certificate in Fundraising and Development is one of the most affordable certificate programs in the country. It prepares individuals with advanced knowledge and skills for leadership roles in nonprofit fundraising and development departments. Each course includes, high-quality, professionally developed curriculum taught by dynamic expert fundraising instructors in a classroom setting with other nonprofit peers for optimal learning and networking. The program includes classes on areas such as planned giving, endowments and major gifts that drive the success of the largest and most sustainable fund raising efforts.

“Given the current competitive work environment our ability to accelerate the time frame without losing the depth of the program differentiates our program,” said Brian Henties, Program Manager, Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center. “The certificate is ideal for those currently engaged in fundraising within nonprofit organizations who want to sharpen their skills and gain exposure to new methods, as well as future leaders who want to build a solid foundation first.”

One of the most affordable programs in the country, the approximate tuition cost for the Certificate in Fundraising and Development program for members of the center is $1,160 to $1,400 depending on the elective options chosen to fulfill the certification requirements. For nonmembers, the tuition cost is between $2,400 and $2,620.

Participation in the courses helps prepare and qualify attendees for CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) certification. For more information about the CFRE, visit www.cfre.org.

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