Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management

Note: This program is offered through Metropolitan College at BU as a certificate that can be earned alongside a graduate degree from the School of Theology (STH).

Many nonprofit organizations today face challenging financial circumstances. Reduced government and foundation support, increased competition among nonprofits and the private sector, and general economic uncertainty have all played a role in creating an environment of financial instability. As the number of nonprofits grows, and the market drives organizations to be self-sustaining and accountable, fundraising has emerged as a strategic institutional need. To help address this need, Boston University’s Metropolitan College offers a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management. School of Theology students in the MDiv and MTS degree programs may take a sequence of four courses through Metropolitan College (MET), which count as part of their STH required coursework, in order to earn the Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management.

Designed and delivered by the expert faculty of the Department of Arts Administration, the Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management provides administrative, financial, technical, and leadership skills for those seeking careers as professional fundraisers and for nonprofit managers who wish to substantially enhance their skills in fundraising. The certificate is also appropriate for professionals in the arts, health care, education, and human services fields.

Certificate students have access to all the resources of the department and the University, including internship and job placement services.

A student may take up to two courses before admission to the Fundraising Certificate, but must apply and be accepted to the program prior to the completion of the second course.

Visit the MET Bulletin Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management page for requirements.