The VISTA Blend: Online Courses for College Credit

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The VISTA Blend is a series of online courses designed specifically for VISTAs in service. Offerings include Volunteer Mobilization and Resource Development: Fundraising and Grant Writing — each presented at different times of the year.

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Resource Development: Fundraising and Grant Writing

Course dates: Sept 15 - Nov 23, 2014
Application period: CLOSED

Strengthen your site's ability to raise money by learning donor communications, grant writing, and event planning skills. Students receive a free one-month subscription to a national grants database.

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Volunteer Mobilization

Course dates: Sept 15 - Nov 23, 2014
Application period: CLOSED

Develop strategies and tools for recruiting, screening, and training volunteers to help build a robust volunteer program at your site. For those developing a program from scratch or working with volunteers for the first time, this course is for you.


Course offerings rotate during the year, and college credit is available. However, you may only take one course at a time.

Questions? Find your answers here. 

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For information about future course offerings and schedules, sign up for email notification here.