Case For Support

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the importance of the case for support for any fundraising initiative.
  • Provide several examples of case expressions.
  • Clarify the basic points to be included in any case for support.
  • List the eight steps in creating the case for support.
  • Describe the most suitable writing style of a case for support.

Download full Course Curriculum in Adobe PDF format.

Downloadable Resources

7 downloadable resources in this course

Free sample resource (PDF): Case Preparation Checklist

Course Level/Prerequisites/Certification Credits

Introductory level (How Fundraising Works, suggested prerequisite). Take the optional final quiz. If you pass with 70% or more, you can download a Certificate of Completion.

Participation in the course is applicable for 2 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

This training may be used to meet the requirements for renewing the Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) credential. One Professional Development Unit (PDU) is awarded for each 50-60 minute session or contact hour in topics related to volunteer resources management. For more details about the CVA program and renewal requirements, visit or email


This course is on-demand, meaning that you can take it anytime, at your own pace. The course takes approximately 2 hours to complete from start to finish, but you have access for 3 months. Take it all at once. Take it in 15-minute bites. Take breaks between each module. Come back in a month for a refresher. It's entirely flexible and up to you!


$89 per user; 3 month access

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User Feedback

I finished the Case for Support course yesterday and proudly printed up my certificate. The content is excellent -- great overall organization, clear writing, good and brief explanations and examples, meaty checklists and resources. The technology is also kind of fun -- enough variety that it's easy to move through. I appreciated understanding the whys and wherefores of case writing -- and truly wish I'd had this perspective years ago.

-- Kelly Talayco, BC Children's Hospital Foundation, Vancouver, BC

"It was my first experience with a CharityVillage online course, and I would definitely take another! Of all the professional development workshops and courses I've taken, this was definitely the most convenient, the most useful and the best value for the money!"

-- Carrie Gabla, Communications Coordinator, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation