Nonprofit Professionals: Fundraising Executives


The purpose of this learning track program is to support new and established nonprofit fundraisers/development professionals. Participants will expand their competencies while generating innovative ideas. Their new expertise will enable them to support any organization by setting them up for a sustainable future.

Amanda Fontaine

Amanda Fontaine

Program Coordinator

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Key Features

9 Month Program 

Hybrid of In-person, virtual, and self-paced learning

High-Quality Renowned Curriculum

MS Alliance Principles & Standards for Nonprofit & Philanthropy Excellence and Network for Good

Incredible Guest Speakers & Trainers

Experts and leaders from a variety of nonprofit, philanthropic, and public sectors

Low Cost

Financial Assistance Available

$1,250 Alliance Members/$1,500 Not-Yet-Members

Earn Nationally Recognized & Highly Valued Credits

Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)

Individualized Attention

Community Impact Project

Key Partnerships

Association of Fundraising Professionals, MS Chapter


This program features two tracks, one for emerging fundraisers who are just starting out in the development field and a second for advanced fundraisers, those who have done this work for several years.
Each cohort has a customized curriculum that addresses where they are in their professional career. However, we know the power of peer-to-peer learning, so the two cohorts also have the opportunity to meet and work together as well. To learn more about how we accomplish this, view the schedule and syllabus below.


Online Self-Paced Learning
  • Each month, participants will receive links to high-quality training resources to prepare them for upcoming training and reinforce concepts previously taught. Some of these are required while others are elective. No required self-paced learning will exceed three hours of work a month. These resources are included in the cost of the program.
Virtual Training:
  • 6 Sessions:
    • October 27
    • December 1
    • February 23
    • March 30
    • April 27
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Jackson, MS
  • Travel accommodations not provided
In-Person Gatherings:
  • 3 Sessions:
    • September 29
    • January 26
    • May 19 - 20
  • 9:00 - 11:30 AM: Emerging Cohort Training
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Panel discussion & long-term project (Emerging & Advanced cohorts together)
  • 2:00 - 4:30 PM: Advanced Cohort Training