Fundraising and Development Professional Concentration Fast Track

The Fastest Way to Advance Your Career in the Development Field 

UC Davis Extension's "Fast Track" format is a convenient way to accelerate your training and quickly advance your career.

  • Complete your certificate program in just nine months
  • Save 15% with our pre-pay pricing option.
  • Receive priority enrollment 

When you choose the Fast Track option, we automatically enroll you into each class.

Spring Quarter

Fundamentals of Fundraising and Development 

This course provides a broad overview for those entering the fundraising profession and those with limited experience who seek to expand their knowledge of the entire fundraising enterprise.

Summer Quarter

Annual Campaigns 

In this comprehensive overview of annual giving programs, you’ll gain an introduction to the basic terminology and concepts of annual giving as well as the various solicitation channels and donor types.

Major and Principal Gifts

Gain a comprehensive view of major and principal gift development work and explore guiding philosophies and strategic approaches.

Fall Quarter

Planned Giving

Gain the basic terminology and concepts in the field as well as an overview of each planned giving vehicle. Learn to understand the importance of administration of planned gifts to ensure compliance with policies and fulfillment of obligations to the donor.

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