Development Resources

Teaching the Fundamentals of Effective Fundraising

The Development Resource Center is committed to providing affordable, accessible training for nonprofit organizations. Our courses impart the fundamentals of effective fundraising and governance to a broad audience.

DRC's veteran faculty teach all major areas of development

  • Building a donor base
  • Introduction to grant writing
  • Building strong boards of trustees/directors
  • Major donor cultivation
  • How to start a nonprofit organization
  • Drafting a strategic fundraising plan
  • Donor research
  • Capital campaigns
  • Planned giving
  • Periodic seminars on special topics

We teach our courses both in person and over the internet. Our internet-based distance learning classes allow you to sit at your own computer, talk with the instructor and other students, and receive the same high-quality curriculum used in all of our classes.

Winter/Spring 2013 Course Schedule

Introduction to Grant Writing (January in person seminar)

Major Donor Fundraising (February in person seminar)

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization (February in person seminar)

Introduction to Nonprofit Fundraising: Building a Donor Base (February/March web seminar)

Recession Rescue: Nonprofit Survival School (February special web seminar)

Introduction to Grant Writing (March in person seminar)

Forging the Board of Your Dreams (March in person seminar)

Recession Rescue: Nonprofit Survival School (March special web seminar)

Introduction to Planned Giving (April in person seminar)

Drafting a Strategic Fundraising Plan (April in person seminar)

Recession Rescue: Nonprofit Survival School (April special web seminar)

Introduction to Grant Writing (April/May web seminar)

Click on the "Our Courses" link, below, for course descriptions, dates, times, and registration.