Data-Driven Fundraising

Members $125/Non-members $250

NTEN courses run for one week and are offered twice a year.

The class was very helpful in giving me a starting point to evaluate where my org is in data management and data culture, and how to begin to create a data culture. I received useful information on what possible KPIs to use and what should be done with the captured data.
Former course participant

Course Overview


Determine if your organization is ready to become a data-driven organization


Identify the process to take your organization through all the steps towards successful data-driven fundraising


Learn to use various technology tools to gain important insights into the status and the progress of fundraising


You know you could be doing more with your fundraising efforts, but where do you begin? The answer lies in your data. You’re already collecting valuable information about your donors and their behavior, so it’s time to start putting it to good use.

Get the skills to analyze your development and fundraising processes and activities to identify useful data, which you can use to engage donors and increase income. You’ll learn to define metrics to track your development efforts and fundraising. We’ll also explore how organizational culture, processes, and policies help or hurt your journey towards becoming a data-driven organization.

You will also learn to evaluate your organization’s readiness for this journey of becoming a data-driven organization. And you’ll have the opportunity to reflect on how you can spearhead a data-driven mindset within your organization.


Medha Nanal

Top Cloud Consulting
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I am a data and systems advisor/consultant. My expertise is in developing transformative technology solutions for non profit organizations. Some areas I work in are Cloud Systems, CRM/database systems, Data Integration, Data Warehousing, and process modeling and automation. My work has helped organizations achieve a greater productivity and efficiency in the organizational processes.

I have been a passionate non profit volunteer, serving on nonprofit boards and other volunteer roles.

Blended courses run for one week and offer a mix of self-paced and live events to offer both the flexibility you need with the personal connection you want.
Pre-Work (Readings & Quiz)

Live Event

Recording Available
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)


Several relevant articles will establish key concepts and ideas as a primer to the live event, and help you to identify questions and topics you want to explore further.

Knowledge Check

A brief quiz will reinforce what you've learned so far. Don't stress - it isn't pass/fail - it is just to help you remember and distill the concepts you read in the pre-work.

Live Event

This is a 90-minute live captioned online training with opportunities to interact with the presenter and your peers. And if you can't make the live session, you'll be able to access a captioned recording.


Faculty, themselves experts with a wealth of nonprofit experience, have created exercises that will reinforce what you've learned and give you actionable steps to improving your organization.

Earn While You Learn - Professional Credits

In addition to our own Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate, NTEN is an approved provider for a number of other professional credentials programs. This course qualifies for the following credits:


NTEN Professional Certificate