Program Overview

Lasell College offers a Fundraising Management Certificate for professionals interested in developing their credentials by contributing to organizations by developing an understanding of the processes involved in earning donations needed for operations, expansion, and charity. Students in the program will learn about the application for public and private funds in addition to advertising and selling concepts to interested parties. In addition, students will learn about applying for nonprofit and government grants in addition to business investment strategies.   

Students will learn about the practical process of applying for grants in addition to seeking investors and general fundraising strategies. Those classes include fundraising and development, planning and writing successful grant proposals, and annual, capital campaigns, and major gifts.  

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary educational qualifications and professional expertise necessary for practical roles in fundraising activities. These qualifications include but are not limited to: the ability to demonstrate knowledge of the procedures of grant funding for nonprofit organizations and tax-exempt institutions, to demonstrate an understanding of why grants are funded and understanding private individual and organizational grantor motivations for providing funds, to demonstrate an understanding of proposal writing, receiving, and grant guidance, and to demonstrate an understanding of developing convincing and effective fundraisers and grant proposals.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


    Candidates to the certificate programs must hold a bachelor’s degree and submit an application for study in the graduate program along with all necessary documents.

    School Overview

    Lasell College is a four-year private school located in Newton, Massachusetts. Lasell College was founded in 1851 as the Auburndale Female Seminary, a nationally respected women’s academy, by Edward Lasell. Lasell died the first semester that the school was running. The name changed to Lasell Seminary for Young Women and was known as an innovative institution that had a radical approach (for the time) to women’s education. In 1932, the school’s name changed again to Lasell Junior College and became Lasell College in 1989.

    Lasell College offers bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees. LC has traditional classes as well as online courses. Lasell’s graduate programs are flexible and convenient, so students pursue an advanced degree that fits into their personal and professional lives. All master's degrees are offered online with six start dates throughout the year.


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