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BCIT Fundraising Management Associate Certificate

The charitable sector is one of the faster growing segments of our society. Today, more organizations are competing for critical charitable dollars and the need for professional approaches to fund raising has never been greater. Successful organizations will be focused, organized and strategic, while maintaining a good connection with their charitable purpose. The introductory course provides an overview of professional fundraising, while the following courses incrementally build the necessary skills.

The Associate Certificate in Fundraising Management reflects the changing trends and new directions of the field. It is appropriate for:

  • Those considering this field as a career
  • Fund raisers with less than 5 years experience
  • Those with a specialty background who wish to broaden their knowledge base, eg. special event organizers
  • Board members and other volunteers
  • Executive directors of smaller agencies
  • Others for whom fundraising is a component of their work

BCIT Fundraising Management courses are recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

BCIT FUNDRAISING MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATE
BCIT Credential: BCIT Associate Certificate
Program Length: Course by course, Part-time
Program Start: September, January, April
Location: Burnaby Campus, Downtown Vancouver
Number of Courses: 8 courses, 21.5 credits
Total Tuition/Cost: Pay Course-by-Course
Laddering Options: Marketing Communications

Program Entry

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Program declaration

To determine if the courses you intend to take will be applied towards a credential you must declare your program. This ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete the program as it is currently outlined.

Program declaration enables you to declare a program of study and outline the courses you plan to complete to meet the program requirements. Program declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit. Upon approval, a confirmation letter will be mailed to you outlining your program of study.

To declare your program, please submit the Part-time Program Declaration form [PDF]. This form is also available at Student Information and Enrolment Services. Please allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

January, April and September

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Program matrix

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1. Required Courses: Credits
  FUND 1215 Essentials of Fundraising 3.0
  FUND 2315 Major Gifts and Capital Campaigns 3.0
  FUND 2316 Grant and Proposal Writing 3.0
  FUND 3216 Management and Finance for Fundraising 3.0
  MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3.0
 
2. Complete 6.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  FUND 1550 Social Media for Nonprofits and Charitable Organizations 1.0
  FUND 2319 Stakeholder Engagement 3.0
  FUND 4415 Fundraising Practicum 3.0
  MKTG 1120 Event Planning 3.0
  MKTG 1133 Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship 3.0
  MKTG 1135 Innovation and Development in Social Entrepreneurship 3.0
  MKTG 1137 Sustainable Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship 3.0
  MKTG 1139 Product Development in Social Entrepreneurship 3.0
  MKTG 3315 Sponsorship and Corporate Social Responsibility 3.0
 
Total Credits: 21.0

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Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Many courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

Graduate employment outcomes

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Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Advisory committee

Jane Adams, President & CEO, Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation
Janet Austin, President & CEO, YWCA
Krista Thompson, Executive Director, Covenant House
Bob Wiens, Chair, Governance Committee at Forum for Young Canadians
Faye Wightman, President & CEO, Vancouver Foundation
Michael McKnight, President & CEO, United Way of the Lower Mainland
Heather McCaw, Associate Vice President, UBC Development

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Testimonial

I had been working in the fundraising field for two years before attending BCIT’s School of Business Part-time Studies course, ‘Essentials of Fundraising’. I was amazed at how much I learned in such a short time period! The course was an in-depth look at the world of strategic fundraising. You have to work as a team to be an effective fundraiser, and being able to create a fundraising plan for our Foundation is an incredibly useful tool for improving our fundraising strategies.
Carrie-Ann, Resource Development Manager, Minerva Foundation for BC Women

Testimonial

I had been working in the fundraising field for two years before attending BCIT’s School of Business Part-time Studies course, ‘Essentials of Fundraising’. Our instructor Meg Clarke was informative, funny, and made the intense learning time enjoyable and hugely effective. I would recommend this course to anyone who is still new to the profession and is looking to become a more effective fundraiser – this course will show you how!
Carrie-Ann, Resource Development Manager, Minerva Foundation for BC Women