Upcoming Sessions

Session Title
A Course in Exponential Fundraising

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Faculty Chair

Program Director: John Williams
Program fee:
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Session Description

This program has three components, two of which are in residence in Cambridge:

Part I:    September 24-27, 2018 (session in Cambridge, MA)
Part II:   November 14, 2018, January 16 and March 27, 2019 (online sessions)
Part III:  May 7-10, 2019 (session in Cambridge, MA)

*Dates are tentative and subject to change.

Program Fee: The program fee includes tuition, regular small group check-ins, curricular materials and most meals while on-campus. Housing is not included.
Executive Certificate: This program is part of the Nonprofit Leadership Executive Certificate series.

It turns out there's much more to fundraising and development than you thought. Learn more about the practice in the executive education program, A Course in Exponential Fundraising.

Throughout this Harvard Kennedy School-designed executive education program on fundraising, you'll discover that raising money is really a dynamic relationship between organizations and their philanthropic partners, one that's co-creative and generative. The curriculum offers new tactics for developing collaborative, partnership-based approaches to fundraising and philanthropy—a strategy that has proven to be transformational for nonprofit leaders, their partners and their entire organizations. Further, this program is not just theoretical. You'll gain new tools that you can put to immediate use. Indeed, you'll return to your organization with renewed energy to radically change its view on fundraising.

A partnership-based approach to fundraising.

The program begins in September with an intensive 4-day on-campus session exploring the fundamentals of exponential fundraising. Subsequent web-based meetings take place in November, January and March to help you expand and deepen your practice. The program will conclude with another 3-day on-campus session in May.

Faculty Chair, Jennifer McCrea

In her blog on The Generosity Network website, Jennifer McCrea, Senior Research Fellow at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society, helps nonprofit leaders to think more creatively and collaboratively about ways in which to align strategic direction and resources. >> Read more

A Course in Exponential Fundraising will provide you with:

  • A comprehensive new approach to fundraising
  • A personalized roadmap for implementing new practices at your organization
  • Exposure to tremendous faculty
  • Enduring relationships with other nonprofit leaders reshaping the field of fundraising
  • Rigorous analysis of your results