Certified Development Professional Series

A Complete Training Package for Development Professionals
Fourteen Courses: October 12, 2021 - January 25, 2022

GrantNewswatch Programs

License (access for up to three individuals) $595

Organization License (access for all in your larger organization) $795

Training on all the key aspects of development. Now available for you or your entire staff!

Now, for the first time, GrantNewswatch making its live streaming programs available as a package at substantial savings for you or your entire staff.

Development may not be the heart of your organization, but it is its muscle. Are you missing funding opportunities which would make it possible for you to better serve your constituency? Do you need to learn, or brush up on different aspects of the development process?

This is the chance for you and your colleagues to access a broad range of training programs, provided live, over Zoom, so you can ask questions nd receive answers in real-time.

And when you're finished, you will have the opportunity at no extra cost to take the Development Professional Exam. Pass the exam, and you will be a Certified Development Professional-- proof that you have had and absorbed extensive training in the field of development.

Afraid you'll miss a session? Don't be. You will have access to recordings of the entire series for six months after the commencement of your series, and access to the instructor by email during that time.

No one in your organization needs more than one or two courses? Individual programs with their recordings are available for $119. However, by acquiring the entire Development Professional Series, you can save over $1000-- more if you were to acquire copies for more staff members.

The package includes all of the following (click on each title for more information):

Development 101 Oct. 12

Pedagogy and the Nonprofit Educator Oct. 19

Diversity and Inclusion Oct. 26

Internship Programs: Creating and Managing Nov. 2

Grant Writing 101 Nov. 9

Social Media Fundraising 101 Nov. 16

Launching a Capital Campaign Nov. 23

Corporate Giving Nov. 30

Major Gifts Dec. 7

Planned Giving Dec. 14

Peer to Peer Fundraising Dec 21

Special Events Webinar January 4

Board of Trustees 101 January 11

Faith-Based Fundraising January 25

Development Professional Certification Exam

Take and Pass the Development Professional Certification Exam at no additional cost after taking the Development Professional Series to demonstrate your increased knowledge. Exam must be taken within one year of purchase, and may be retaken within that time period up to three times. Up to ten exams per organizational purchase.



Bill Edelstein holds Advanced Degrees in Education and Not-for-Profit Development. His professional work has focused on Global Health, Education and Human Rights not-for-profit donor relations and fundraising. He is an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.