- 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.
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 www.CVAcert.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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