Boston University's Powerful Fund Raising Certificate Course--Now Online!

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Boston University's online Fund Raising class is ideal both for those seeking nonprofit fund raising jobs and professional fund raisers aiming to be more effective in meeting their development goals. The twelve-week online Fund Raising certification course starts July 20, 2009.

This July, the Center for Professional Education at Boston University's Metropolitan College will begin offering their highly respected Certificate in Professional Fund Raising in a convenient online course.

This is exciting news for those who do not live in proximity to Boston University, but who seek nonprofit fund raising jobs and career advancement to overcome the challenges of a weak economy and revised laws on charitable deductions by learning more creative ways to achieve their development goals.

Since 2005, hundreds of professional and aspiring fund raisers have increased their effectiveness through Boston University's unique on-campus fund raising certificate course. Now, students around the nation can take advantage of this same curriculum with the online Fund Raising certificate course.

Led by Roger Broome, a prominent figure in the field with forty-plus years of experience, the twelve-week online Fund Raising course covers all aspects of a comprehensive development plan: capital campaigns; strategic planning; planned and estate giving; development research; annual giving and stewardship; corporate and foundation giving; volunteer leadership; and web-based fund raising. The online classroom experience is enhanced by discussions and guest lectures by senior philanthropy officers from across the non-profit sector.

Participants will learn how to strengthen current partnerships, tap into younger donors, and develop strategic tactics while networking with colleagues from across the country. The curriculum also serves as excellent preparation for the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) exam.

The online Certificate in Professional Fund Raising starts July 20. Discover why fund raising professionals from organizations such as the United Way, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, the American Red Cross, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), and the American Cancer Society have benefited from this energized training.

Call 1-866-633-9370 or 617-353-4497, or visit Boston University's Center for Professional Education online at

About Boston University:
Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 30,000 students, it is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States.

One of BU's 17 degree-granting bodies, Metropolitan College (MET) offers over 60 part-time undergraduate and graduate degree, diploma, and certificate programs, providing a flexible learning environment that supports the academic, professional, and intellectual needs of working adults. Along with convenient evening classes, Metropolitan College also offers a variety of high-quality online and blended-format programs. For more information, visit

As part of Boston University's Metropolitan College, the Center for Professional Education (CPE) offers comprehensive classroom and online training to meet the professional development needs of industries such as commercial real estate, financial services, law, and publishing, among others. To learn more, visit


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