The Fundraising Lab

Online fundraising courses for individuals and groups working for nonprofit organizations and charities


Fundraising is an art and a science

To be successful at raising money, you need to learn the practical skills and best practices to get your fundraising program off the ground. But you also need to learn how to think strategically, be flexible and build relationships.

We're here to help you learn both. 

Raise more money

One step at a time. We take the complexity out of fundraising by breaking material down into manageable steps. 

In each course you will be provided with step-by-step instructions and have plenty of opportunities to ask questions if you get stuck. 


All learning opportunities are interactive, complete with question and answer opportunities, group calls or 1:1 instructor mentorship so that you get the attention you need to succeed. 


We encourage experimentation, this is the Fundraising Lab after all! But what we want most is for you to learn the fundraising fundamentals, so that when it comes time, you can break the rules intelligently. 


We're passionate about embarking on a shared learning journey - we're all in this together! Learn from the experiences and challenges of other fundraisers as you progress through your course together. 

Tried and tested

All of the material and approaches shared in our courses have been developed and tested through decades of front-line fundraising and teaching in colleges and universities.

Our innovative approach to teaching ensures you are prepared for the challenges fundraisers face today.

Developing Your Strategic Fundraising Plan: 

From Fundamentals to Fairy Dust

Do you worry about whether you can raise enough money to fund programs, meet targets and support staff positions? In this 6-week course you will get the skills you need to develop a strategic fundraising plan and budget to help your organization raise more money now and into the future.

Course Begins October 21, 2019 
Fall enrollment full - new course dates to be announced for 2020



Are you feeling overwhelmed with the complexity of fundraising and unsure where to focus your time and energy? Get the tools to help you raise more money in support of your mission today!


Updates, resources and special articles to guide your fundraising learning journey


Get the skills you need to develop a strategic fundraising plan and budget to raise more money for your organization now and far into the future.

The Fall 2019 course Developing Your Strategic Fundraising Plan: From Fundamentals to Fairy Dust is now full. If you're interested in the course, download the course outline and you will be first in line when registration opens the next time it's offered in 2020!