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Help create a brighter future with a Fundraising Management certificate

Making the world a better place can often take a little bit of funding to happen. And many of Canada’s 170,000+ charities are in need of financial support now more than ever, whether they’re fighting food insecurity or improving sustainability. The Chang School Certificate in Fundraising Management is the perfect way to help you boost your fundraising career.

Our graduates are in high demand, and many have found meaningful work in local, national, and international non-profit fundraising roles. We provide a comprehensive introduction to fundraising, exploring philanthropy concepts and issues in Canada and around the world to help you become a leader in the non-profit sector. Our fundraising courses teach you about innovative fundraising methods and non-profit marketing. You’ll also master the skill of donor recognition so your donor roster will continue to give generously for years to come.

Looking to get certified? The Chang School is an Approved Provider for the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) program. Full participation in each course is applicable for 39 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification or recertification.

This fundraising certificate is also online, so you can balance your fundraising courses with any other responsibilities you may already have. You’ll also be able to get a head start on building your professional network as you meet and collaborate with our instructors and fellow learners.

So, are you ready to help non-profits and create a community of loyal supporters? We’re ready to help you get there.

Meet Our Learners
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Learning from industry thought leaders, engaging in transformative discussions on new-school ideologies, and collaborating on projects with classmates nationwide enriched my perspective. The benefits included amplified hiring potential, an expanded network, and enhanced credibility in the social sector.
— Nancy Perry Dossous


Who should take this Fundraising Management certificate?

  • You’re an emerging fundraising professional looking to take the next career step
  • You want to make the leap into fundraising from an entirely different industry
  • You’re passionate about raising funds for healthcare, health and wellness, or arts and culture, or increasing resources for education, sustainability, poverty reduction, or social justice, and want to turn that into a career

What will you learn while taking the Fundraising Management certificate?

You’ll learn how to:

  • Develop and implement strategies to successfully and ethically operate a fundraising program
  • Identify and inform solutions to ethical issues in the charitable sector
  • Analyze data and information to guide your fund development process and raise more money
  • Develop annual giving, donor communication, and fundraising marketing materials
  • Examine and adjust practices to emerging issues and donor-centered fundraising trends influencing today's charities
  • Apply sound financial management practices to real-life situations
  • Evaluate strategic fundraising plans and identify the critical elements of a well-configured database

Career Options

This certificate can prepare you for jobs like:

  • Advancement officer
  • Development officer
  • Director of philanthropy or development
  • Manager of giving
  • President and CEO
  • Senior development officer
  • Vice-president of development

Certificate Requirements

  • 5 required courses
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) 1.67+

Admission Criteria


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • With 6 Grades 12 U or M credits


  • Mature student status


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