Fundraising Certificate Program

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Temple University Harrisburg in partnership with Fundraising Master Trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, is offering an online, 10-week certificate program to help you take your fundraising to the next level. Learn the basics of fundraising with this immersive self-paced certificate course that utilizes two virtual sessions and 8 online modules to assess your knowledge on your journey to earning the FCP Certificate. 

As a result of this training program, participants will be able to: 

  1. Learn and articulate fundraising best practices in key focus areas, including:

    • Donor Research

    • Securing the Gift

    • Relationship Building

    • Volunteer Involvement

    • Leadership and Management

    • Ethics and Accountability

  2. Explain the importance of donor-centric communication and implement it throughout all fundraising writing and communication.

  3. Demonstrate the ability to execute an effective integrated, multi-channel fundraising program.


Course Outline

2023 Fall Cohort

  • Opening Virtual Session: Thursday, Septempter 14, 2023, from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm (eastern time)

  • Online Coursework: 8 online modules will be self-paced with weekly learning and assessment of knowledge 

  • Closing Virtual Session: Thursday, November 16, 2023, from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm (eastern time) 

Course Requirements

Required Textbook for Purchase
Nonprofit Fundraising 101: A Practical Guide to Easy to Implement Ideas and Tips from Industry Experts by Darian Rodriguez Heyman


Available for purchase on Amazon



Jennifer Donahue
Jennifer Donahue

Program Manager



"I highly recommend the Fundraising Certificate Program at Temple Harrisburg, taught by Chad Barger, for fundraisers who have been doing this a while and are looking to grow their skills or brand-new fundraisers needing the basics."

— Heather Patrice Brown, Director of Development and Fundraising at Ojai Raptor Center

"Chad was a great instructor. He had lessons that I could immediately apply at my library, and others that I could work on in the long-term to achieve our fundraising goals. The assignments were targeted and practical."

—Tammy Garrison, Executive Director Clinton County Libraries

"Fantastic fundraising course. Packed with real-life stories and tools that can be immediately implemented. The instructor's presentation skills are on full display and will inspire you to grow."

—Steve Kurtz, Director of Development, Katallasso Family Health Center

"This class really helped reaffirm lessons learned in fundraising over the past 10+ years of working in nonprofits so I have the confidence in knowing what I'm doing is the best practice and not just my personal preference!"

—Ryanne Jennings, President/CEO Wayne County Community Foundation

"Crisis Center North’s entire development team participated in the fundraising course with Chad Berger through Temple University. Not only did the course allow us to confirm the fundraising strategies that we should continue to use, it opened up strategic doors for us to implement new fundraising strategies. The greatest value of the course was the opportunity to interact with other fundraisers across the state to build community. I would highly recommend the course work to those in the nonprofit arena. It was well worth it."

—Grace Coleman, Executive Director at Crisis Center North

"I recently changed careers and now work in development. Chad Barger’s class on nonprofit fundraising gave me the knowledge and skills to be competitive in my new industry."

—Laryssa Gaughen, Research Analyst, PA House of Representatives