2019 South Florida Cohort

Thank you for your interest in our SIP at NLI Fundraising Academy! Please read below for more information and application link.

The Fundraising Academy is an 80-hour, CFRE-accredited fundraising certificate program that provides practical, applicable training to help you become a more successful, more confident fundraiser and nonprofit leader.

Our comprehensive curriculum provides in-depth training based on leading-edge techniques. Through a combination of instruction, case studies, panels, interactive discussions and more, participants can immediately apply these modern methods to their work to better increase their fundraising success, and ultimately better elevate their careers.

Fundraising Academy classes are led by dynamic, engaging nonprofit leaders with extensive real-world experiences to share.  Our instructors focus on fundraising trends, and stay plugged in to best practices, and the most successful fundraising strategies.

Who should apply?

  • Development professionals with 0 to 5 years’ fundraising experience
  • Seasoned pros wanting a refresher
  • Those wanting CFRE credit hours
  • Nonprofit staff, board members, volunteers

Development professionals can be a Development Director, Manager or Associate newer in their fundraising career, or a smaller nonprofit Executive Director, who serves many roles.

The application deadline is Friday January 25, 2019. (Extensions considered upon request.)

2018-2019 Dates:

  • Session 1:  January 31-February 1
  • Session 2:  February 28-March 1
  • Session 3:  March 28-29
  • Session 4:  April 25-26
  • Session 5 & Graduation:  June 6-7


Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 West Atlantic Blvd.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060


$495 for one student;

$895 for two students from same organization * A limited number of sliding scale scholarships are available, upon request. This request may be made in the application (question # 9).

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Program Manager, Diana Handwerker with any questions. Email:   /   Phone: 561. 212. 6789

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