You can receive credit for Fundraising Fundamentals by completing the Fundraising Essentials online course through This is a fully-automated two-hour course that will introduce you to the key components of fundraising, and how think tanks in our network can best structure their fundraising strategy to advance their mission and grow their organization. Each lesson consists of readings, presentations, and videos.

After this course you will understand:

  • The common fundraising areas, roles, and trends non profits use to raise money for their programs
  • The cycle of fundraising development and how non profits identify and cultivate major donors
  • How to conduct a solicitation meeting, overcome resistance, determine amount to ask for, and steward donors