Fundraising Management Graduate Certificate

Now available online or on campus.

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, Metropolitan College is pleased to offer a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management.

Designed and delivered by the expert faculty of the Arts Administration program, 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 considering a career change and professionals in the arts, health care, education, and human services fields.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge of 1) the history of philanthropy; 2) the history, function, and structure of the nonprofit sector in the United States; and 3) the short- and long-term revenue challenges and opportunities facing nonprofit organizations.
  • Proficiency in a wide variety of development techniques, including direct mail, telemarketing, special events management, annual appeals, bequests, managing capital campaigns, major gifts, grant writing and management, and fundraising ethics.
  • Competence sufficient to 1) obtain an entry to mid-level position in a development office of a well-established nonprofit organization, and 2) create a well-conceived comprehensive development plan for a nonprofit organization.

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

Program Options

Available on campus and in the following format:

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