Certified Development Professional Series

A Complete Training Package for Development Professionals
Thirteen Courses

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 is 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 and receive answers in real-time.

New! 4-Day Certified Development Professional Series Boot Camp January 11-14, 2022 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Eastern for four days. Learn everything in all thirteen courses in an intensive four-day program.Click Here for more information

Prefer the weekly series?

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

Development 101: Overview This session is available to you immediately upon registration. It is an overview and introduction to development to put in context the targeted sessions which make up the Development Professional series.

Twelve Live Sessions These are given once each week. Miss one, and you can catch the recording.

Upcoming Sessions Included in the Development Professional Series (click for more information on each session)

Development 101: January 18

Faith-Based Fundraising January 25

Diversity and Inclusion February 1

Internship Programs: Creating and Managing February 8

Grant Writing 101 February 15

Social Media Fundraising 101 March 1

Launching a Capital Campaign March 8

Corporate Giving March 15

Major Gifts Dec. March 22

Planned Giving March 29

Engaging Gen X and Millennial Donors (P2P) 101 April 5

Special Events Webinar April 12

Board of Trustees 101 April 19

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.

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.