Gift Administration At Stanford

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This course is part of Cardinal Curriculum Level II Certification.  If you are working toward a Cardinal Curriculum Level II certificate, this class is an elective. We recommend you take it after taking the required Level II classes.

This course is required for staff who process gifts. You will learn how to distinguish a gift from support for a sponsored project, and the processes involved in administering gifts of property and cash in the form of checks and wire transfers.

We divided the material into modules so you can fit the course into your life. You don’t have to read all the modules at once, although many people do. You can come and go in whatever way works for you. You can go back and review modules anytime before you take the final test to receive credit. You can audit the course material if you do not want to receive credit. It is an always available desktop reference.

How to Get The Most From This Course

To begin learning, read the Learning Objectives at the beginning of the course. 

Read the information in each module at your own pace. Go back as many times as you like to review if you don't understand. Answer the questions in the sections titled Check for Understanding. Keep a list of questions to take to the workshop.


  1. Gift Administration: Introduction

  2. Gift Administration: Distinguish a Gift from Other Types of Funding

  3. Gift Administration: Processing the Gift

  4. Gift Administration: Regulatory Compliance

  5. Gift Administration: Final Test