Foundations – Junior Fundraisers

Join a group of other junior fundraisers as we explore the many different facets of fundraising as well as what it means to be a fundraiser. Discussions will focus on fundraising fundamentals as well as you!


After completing the three days of course content, you will meet with your group monthly (for 3 months) to talk further about whatever is important or top of mind for you. We call it a participant-led community of practice. Your instructor will join, for support or questions, but participants will lead the discussion.

what we'll cover

Day 1

- history of fundraising

- donor motivation

- fundraising vehicles

- structure of funding

Day 2

- sponsorship

- working with donors

- donor cycle

- marketing & communications

Day 3

- working with a team

- leadership vs. management

- managing your time

- confidence

- difficult conversations

- careers

course details

suitable for: professional fundraisers with 1-3 years' experience

commitment: 6 hours (course) & 4.5 hours (community of practice)

instructor: Rowena Veylan

group size: maximum of 10 (minimum of 6)

format: this workshop is held over Zoom and a video connection is required

investment: $250

course dates

open for registration


September 9, 16 & 23, 2021

11:00 am - 1:00 pm PST

Community of Practice

October 28, November 25 and December 9, 2021

11:00 am - 12:30 pm PST

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upcoming dates


February 10, 17 & 24, 2022

11:00 am - 1:00 pm PST

Community of Practice

March 10, April 21 & May 19, 2022

11:00 am - 12:30 pm PST

"The Foundations course for junior fundraisers was an incredible and informative experience for me! The sessions were interactive and I was able to connect with other participants in a meaningful way and learn about fundraising from multiple perspectives. I had only recently taken on a fundraising role at my organization and feel that the course gave me a solid foundation of fundraising knowledge while completely changing my view on raising money. I also appreciated taking time to talk through other topics like working on a team and careers. Thank you New School of Fundraising!"

farah motani (she/her)
fundraising and operations coordinator, growing chefs

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