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.
Who Should Apply
The program is appropriate both for those already in the field who wish to broaden their skills in pursuit of professional advancement, as well as individuals who are planning to enter the nonprofit sector as fundraisers.