Postgraduate programme in fundraising to launch in Belgium

Fundraisers Belgium and HOGENT have joined forces on a new postgraduate programme in fundraising, which starts this September.

A one-year course, it has been designed to help meet the rising demand for professionally trained fundraisers. Currently, there is no other such offering in Belgium.

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Who is it for?

The Postgraduaat fondsenwerving is for individuals seeking a comprehensive education in how to strategically and professionally approach fundraising within an organization. This includes recent graduates from various disciplines (such as marketing, social work, business administration) as well as professionals already in the field.

Blending theory and practice

The programme comprises 37 sessions divided into five modules (introduction to fundraising, strategic fundraising, marketing and communication, fundraising mix, and a work placement). 25 of the sessions are conducted in person, while 12 are held online, always on Thursdays and Fridays. There are no exams.

Throughout the year, students work on a final project under the guidance of experienced professionals from the field. In the second semester, students undergo a 10-week, two-day-per-week internship to develop a comprehensive fundraising plan. This internship can be undertaken at a nonprofit organization of choice or the organization where the student is currently employed.

The structure allows for easy integration with a job. For professionals already in the field, the programme offers a learning opportunity with a certificate. For organizations, the investment yields a professionally trained fundraiser and a completed fundraising plan.

The postgraduate programme starts on Thursday, September 26, 2024, with more information available here.

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