Fundraising/Development Associate Certificate
Credential: Mohawk College Certificate
Program Number: 128
The role of the Fundraising/Development Associate is a multi-faceted, professional position. This program focuses on the diverse skills required including fundraising, marketing, public relations, working with volunteers, organizational image and profile building, special event planning and outstanding organizational and people skills. Although not a required course, it is recommended that students take the PLAN10000 Mission, Vision and Values Workshop offered under the Not-for-Profit Leadership Certificate prior to beginning this program.
PROGRAM OF STUDIES
|Course Number||Course Name||Hours
All courses are mandatory
|HMNSSSFR1||Fundraising/Development or Miscss NPM Resource Development||30|
|HMNSSSFR3||Major Gifts and Planned Giving||30|
|HMNSSSNPN||Public Relations Fundraising & Special Events||30|
|MGMTSSP24||Volunteer Management 1||60|
How long does it take to complete this certificate program?
These programs are delivered on a part time basis. Courses generally are held one night per week over a ten week period during one or more of three semesters – fall, winter and spring. Most working students find one course per semester conducive to their time availability. Some students are able to take two or more courses per semester reducing completion time by half or more. Course selections each semester are based on interest and demand and occasionally scheduled classes are canceled due to low enrollment. The college attempts to provide offerings every semester, however, students may have to miss a semester to wait for the course they require.
Who are the instructors of the courses?
All instructors are local practitioners. Many are members of provincial and national organizations in their area of specialty. Instructors are hired based on their expertise for the subject matter and their knowledge of community and corporate resources. When content requires an expert, we will bring in experts as guest speakers.
I haven’t been in school for many years. What are the expectations and workload?
All courses have evaluative components including written assignments, practical work, group and individual presentations, quizzes and tests.
What is the expectation around computer proficiency?
All assignments must be typed. Having a basic knowledge of word processing will be helpful in completing assignments. Computer usage is discussed in various courses within the program of study. Computer and internet access is available to CE students in the libraries at all campuses
What is the expectation for Internet use and email?
Many resources are web based. Web sites are provided in many classes and the student is expected to visit the site independently to seek out relevant information. Access to the system is available from any computer that has a browser and Internet connection. For more detail visit http://mocomo.mohawkcollege.ca.
What kinds of resources are available to assist me in my studies?
As mentioned above, many of the content areas addressed in the courses have excellent website references. The Mohawk College Learning Resource Center also has an excellent collection of materials covering a variety of topics. The library staff are happy to assist students searching both print based and electronic material. Visit http://brain.mohawkcollege.ca for complete information on library services and virtual library features.
Who are the students of the program?
We have a variety of experiences among the students in the program. Course evaluations are always positive about the fact that students have learned from each other. Many students are mature adults who are either working full time, part time or currently not working, most are looking at the certificate programs as a means with which to be
retrained for new career opportunities.
What can I expect as an adult learner in this program?
The delivery of the courses focuses on Adult Centered Learning. Adult Centered Learning adheres to the principles of Adult Education in which student and instructor are partners on the learning journey. It is a process that is both collaborative and participatory. Group exercises, problem-solving, presentations and discussions in addition to the
traditional lecture format, allows the students to understand the concepts while bringing their own perspectives based on life and work experiences.
What is the cost of the certificate program?
Individual course costs are outlined in our current Continuing Education catalogues. You pay for each course in the semester you register.
Is this program offered through a distance education format?
No, not at this time.