Fund Development Professionals Intensive

fund development professionals intensive program

Nonprofit organizations need funding to achieve their mission and meet their constituents’ needs, but often the persons they charge with this critical job are new to the nonprofit sector, fund development, or both. The Nonprofit Center, with support from The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, is offering development professionals in the early stages of their career the opportunity to participate in an intensive, three-month program that will build their knowledge and skills in the art and science of fundraising.

The Fund Development Professionals Intensive Program is designed to help new or less-experienced development staff increase their skills in:

  • Major gifts
  • Planned giving
  • Annual campaigns
  • Building relationships
  • Telling your story
  • And much more!

The three-month program includes retreat learning days, peer-support network, and insightful conversations with local philanthropists. In addition, the Intensive provides:

  • A two-hour workshop for the participant and his/her CEO,
  • Three mentoring sessions, and
  • Practical skill building through homework assignments, including assessing an organization’s readiness to raise major gifts, how to make calls and donor visits, creating individualized plans for continued professional development, and joint assignments with his/her CEO.

We are not currently accepting applications for the Fund Development Professionals Intensive Program.

Thanks to The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida for their support of this program.

Questions about the program? Contact Leah Donelan at or 904-425-8758.