Leading Experts. World-class Curriculum. Designed by you.

CNM is partnering with nationally recognized fundraising consulting firm, Dini Spheris, to offer this innovative Fundraising Certificate program for busy nonprofit professionals. This fully customizable certificate program gives you the opportunity to design your own course of study by selecting the seminars that help you meet your career goals while working within your schedule.

CNM has curated a course catalog of public seminars  covering the topics that experts view as critical for fundraising success.  You must choose and attend six of these sessions to earn your certification.  CFRE credits are available for each course. 

All participants will have the opportunity to attend an “Invitation Only” event to celebrate completion of this new program and network with other program participants. 

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2020 Fundraising Certificate courses

August 11Creating Compelling Fundraising Messages

August 12Acquisition to Planned Giving

August 13: Building an Action Plan for Fund Development

September 2: Effective Fundraising Leadership

September 10: Building an Annual Fund Development Plan

September 15: How to Wake Up a Tired Board

September 29: Integrated Planned Giving Opportunities

October 8: Making the Ask: Major Gifts Discovery, Cultivation, and Solicitation

October 14: ABCs of Grant Seeking

October 20: Using Special Events in Fundraising

October 28: 15 Tools for Motivating Your Board

November 11: Managing the Development Office

November 17: Making Anniversaries Work

**You will receive instructions on how to register for your selected seminars upon registration for the Fundraising Certificate. Dates are subject to change. 

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Courses are online via Zoom until the end of September.  CNM will continue to monitor the situation and will make a determination about October and November classes by September 1, 2020.

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For more information about Dini Spheris, a leader in fundraising consulting, visit their website

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CFRE points are available for each fundraising certificate designated course.