Nationally, there are more than 2.3 million nonprofit institutions. Over one million of these are classified as 501(c)(3) charities, a growing sector that has kept the nonprofit field robust through the recent economic crisis. In New York City alone, nonprofit organizations employ over half a million people.

As a result of these shifts in the national nonprofit picture, the need for fundraising professionals to distinguish themselves has increased. Nonprofit institutions seek individuals with a thorough understanding of the philanthropic marketplace, a mastery of key fundraising techniques, and comprehensive management skills. Because of this demand for highly-skilled development personnel, salaries are among the highest in the sector.

The Fundraising Management master’s degree program equips professionals to excel in institutional advancement, development and nonprofit management careers.