The Fundraising Lab

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

UPCOMING COURSES

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. 

Interactive

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. 

Innovative

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. 

Collaborative

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.

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Courses


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.

New course dates to be announced for Spring 2020

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Free Resources


Fundraising's Enabling Ecology Approach

By Cathy Mann, MA, CFRE

Too often in charitable organizations, fundraising is seen as distinct from delivering on mission.  Yet fundraising cuts horizontally across an organization, touching virtually every aspect of its work.  You can’t simply work hard at fundraising, you must also work hard at creating the right environment – the enabling ecology – for fundraising to thrive.


Learn how to increase your chances of fundraising success by creating an enabling ecology

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