Certified Development Professional Series

A Complete Training Program for Development Professionals

Next Series begins April 26, 2022
and runs for fourteen consecutive Tuesdays

Click Here to Register: $495

Additional registrations are $75 each

Providing Professional Training and Certification in all of the Fundamentals of Development

Do your Development skills need sharpening? Are you missing funding opportunities which would help you better serve your constituency? Or are you new to Development?

This series provides you with a broad range of training programs, presented live over Zoom where you can ask questions and receive answers in real-time. If you miss a session, recordings are included!

Live, 75 minute Sessions, every Tuesday, for 14 weeks.

Classes Included in the Development Professional Series (click for information on each session):

Development 101  April 26 (*Session One: Development 101 runs 90 minutes)

Faith-Based Fundraising May 3

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion May 10

Internship Programs: Creating and Managing May 17

Grant Writing 101 May 24

Cause Marketing: The Sale of Goods & Services May 31

Social Media Fundraising June 7

Launching a Capital Campaign June 14

Corporate Giving June 21

Major Gifts June 28

Planned Giving July 5

Engaging Gen X and Millennial Donors: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising July 12

Special Events July 19

Board of Trustees July 26

Certified Development Professional Exam

The Development Professional Certification Exam is available for you to take for one year following completion of the Development Professional Series. The exam may be retaken three times within that year to achieve "Pass".

Only need training in one or two of the series topics?

Individual sessions, with their recordings, are available for $119.

* Purchasing the full Development Professional Series offers you SAVINGS OF OVER $1,000 *

Series Recordings: You will have access to BOTH the recordings of the Sessions and the Instructor by email for SIX MONTHS following the Development Professional Series.


Bill Edelstein is a consultant specializing in helping not-for-profits develop diversified revenue streams. He holds Advanced Degrees in Education and Not-for-Profit Development. His professional work is focused on Donor Relations and Fundraising. Bill is an adjunct professor at John Jay College of the City University of New York.

Bill Edelstein