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A Course in Exponential Fundraising

Program Session(s):
September 11, 2017 - September 14, 2017

Application Deadline(s):
July 11, 2017

Program Fee:$11,600

Please note the program fee includes the three components, two of which are in residence in Cambridge:

Part I:    September 11-14, 2017 (session in Cambridge, MA)
Part II:   November 15, 2017, January 18 and March 28, 2018 (online sessions)
Part III:  May 8-10, 2018 (session in Cambridge, MA)

*Dates are tentative and subject to change.

Also included in the fee are regular small group check-ins, curricular materials, and most meals while on-campus. Housing is not included.

This program qualifies for an Executive Certificate.

Faculty Chair: Jennifer McCrea

Program Director: John Williams

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Faculty Chair(s):
Jennifer McCrea



It’s time to look at fundraising through a new lens. A Course in Exponential Fundraising redefines fundraising as something that is not only mission critical, but also a powerful vehicle that can fundamentally transform organizations and the people who are involved with them.

Designed for a select group of nonprofit leaders - from CEOs and chief development officers to board chairmen and directors - this executive program recasts fundraising as a dynamic relationship between organizations and their philanthropic partners that is designed from the start to be co-creative and generative. The curriculum offers new tactics for developing a collaborative, partnership-based approach to fundraising and philanthropy—a strategy that is transformational for nonprofit leaders, their partners, and their entire organizations.

This program begins with an intensive week-long on-campus session exploring the fundamentals of exponential fundraising. Subsequent web-based meetings are then held with you throughout the year to help you expand and deepen your practice.

During the year, the program provides:
  • A comprehensive new approach to fundraising
  • A personalized roadmap for implementing new practices at your organization
  • A year of tremendous faculty and participant engagement and support
  • Enduring relationships with other nonprofit leaders reshaping the field of fundraising and its impact on the nonprofit sector
Throughout the program, you will continuously gain new tools that you can put to immediate use and develop renewed energy to transform your entire organization’s view on fundraising.

"A Course in Exponential Fundraising is not just a set of tactics or strategies. It’s a philosophy that finds a different meaning and purpose in fundraising.”
-Charles Best, CEO,


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