The Development Associate Certificate is a partnership between Berkshire Community College, the region's leading workforce training partner, and the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires, a support organization for the region's large nonprofit sector, and the premier provider of professional development for nonprofit leaders and staff.
This introductory course provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of entry level fundraising professionals, as well as resources and insight into fundraising as a career path, donor relations, grant writing, event planning, donor databases, marketing and more.
Topics include Development Career Overview, Donor Relations, Donor Databases, Productivity and Technology, Grant Research & Writing, Using Social Media, and Event Planning.
Overview of development field, career path, skills: Alex Heddinger, Development Director/CATA
Donor Relations: Kevin Fleming, Prosper Nonprofit Advisors
Donor databases: Amy Chin, Berkshire Net Results
Administration, Social Media, Communications: Mary Vasquez Slack, My Versatile Secretary
Grant writing and research: Laurie Werner, Consultant
Federal Grant Writing: Diane Gideon, The Write Source
Facebook/Social Media apps: Mary McGurn, McGurn Media
Event Planning: Amy Rudnick, Consultant
Donor Research: Roger Magnus, Roger Magnus Research
Marketing & Development go Hand in Hand: Liana Toscanini, Founder Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires