Certification Course for Fundraising Managers and Executives

In this comprehensive training, you’ll learn the tools and systems that will help you take a disciplined approach to effectively managing your fundraising program in a way that honors your donors and your staff.

This comprehensive training runs in tandem with our certification courses in Major Gifts & Mid-Level Fundraising, so your entire team can learn the same language and implement a consistent system.

Participants who complete the course in full will become Veritus Scholars.

Registration for the June course ends in:








What you will learn:

  • How to take your fundraising program to the next level
  • Tools you can use for years to come
  • Skills for your own professional development
  • Proven ways to increase major gift revenue
  • The key to experiencing joy in your work


What you need to know:

  • This course is self-paced and allows you to interact in a multi-media learning experience (webinars, videos, podcasts, readings, and group calls) on your own schedule during the 13-week course period.
  • There are 8 modules in this course. You should estimate 3-5 hours of work per module. Each module does vary, so we recommend setting aside time each week to stay on top of your course work.
  • When you complete the course and submit your assignments, you’ll earn 36 CFRE Credits. Upon completing the course, you will also earn your Veritus Scholar certificate.
  • Our peer group discussion calls for this course are recommended, but not required. These calls are a time to be live with a Veritus expert and ask questions, seek guidance on implementation, and share ideas with your fellow participants. All calls are recorded and will be made available to participants within 24 hours.

Bob Hickey

Catholic Community Foundation

“The managers’ course helped me understand how to optimize our MGO compensation, recruitment and incentives. It gave me a global look that focused me on how I can leverage our team’s individual capabilities.”


Mary McGee

Colorado Public Radio

“The Certification Course for Managers is extraordinary – it’s the best fundraising course I’ve ever taken – and I’ve taken many! It’s both inspirational and extremely grounded in data. I’ve learned so much about how to set goals for my team…


Melissa Masucci

The Nature Conservancy

“I’ve been in major gifts fundraising for 14 years and it was time for some fresh thinking. Every module of this course had something to offer. I would highly recommend this as a course for honing skills of major gifts program managers or execs needing to build a skill set”



Certification Course for Fundraising Managers and Executives

Management of a major gift program requires knowledge, skills and tools rarely taught in school. And if you’re coming from other areas of fundraising or non-profit management, there are differences you need to be aware of.

This course is for you if you are:
  • Worried that meetings and paperwork keep you from properly managing your fundraising staff
  • Wanting to help your staff focus on the right donors with the right plan and goals in place
  • Wanting to know how to get your whole organization behind the development effort
  • Yearning for long-term partnerships with donors who give year after year
  • Longing to have a community of other managers and executives who struggle with fundraising management
  • Interested in learning through different types of media
  • A new CEO or manager who isn’t sure how to reach donors AND run an organization or team
  • A veteran that would like to brush up on your knowledge and skills

Does any of this speak to you?

Featured Review:

Ashley Jacobs

Ashley Jacobs


“Last year I became an MGO; I was nervous and unsure. But after spending time in Veritus trainings and coaching sessions, I quickly learned how straight-forward major gift work is, and that building authentic, real relationships is fundamental. Now, I’ve fallen in love with this profession and have found meaning and purpose. I can’t say enough good about Veritus Group and how they’ve helped me develop into a successful MGO.”

Q & A

You probably have some questions about these courses, or even which one would be right for you:

I work with donors, but I also have management responsibilities. Which course should I take?
Both courses teach you the principles of The Veritus Way of working with donors, but only the course for Managers and Executives gives you management tools.
I've been in major gift fundraising for a long time. Will I get anything out of this?

We’ve had glowing reviews from both novices and long-time fundraisers who have taken this course. If you’re not already using The Veritus Way to qualifying and tiering donors, setting goals and communication plans, presenting asks to donors, and keeping your focus on partner relationships, then you’ll get a lot out of this course.

Will I have time for this course?
We get it – fundraising is a lot of work! This course can be done on your own schedule over 13 weeks, but you will need to find 3-5 hours to work on each of its 8 modules. If you can structure this time into the next 3 months, you can do it!
Do you offer individual coaching sessions?

Individual coaching sessions are offered as an optional add-on for participants in our Certification Courses. For an additional $275 per month (total cost: $3,300), our individual coaching option is a fantastic way to receive personalized guidance as you implement The Veritus Way into your work.

The coaching package includes 12 monthly sessions where your Veritus coach will support the integration and application of your learning and provide a source of accountability, encouragement, and guidance. Each session is 45-minutes long, with some minor prep or follow-up required as directed by your coach.

The commitment is for a year, but you can cancel with one month’s notice at any time. You’ll have the option to sign up when you complete your course registration.

Preview this course: Take a look inside the training!

Choose the session that’s right for you.

The next session starts on June 10, 2024. Register today!

Regular price: $1,997

Enrollment is now open for 2024 classes!
Choose your session.

June 10, 2024

Cost: $1,997

August 26, 2024

Cost: $1,997

Have questions? Call us at (859) 212-6262

“I brought my team of fundraisers to VGA so we could speak a common language. We have experienced tremendous success implementing The Veritus Way, and I would recommend putting every MGO through this course.”

— Rob Smoot, LDS Philanthropies