NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 – International students can now earn an M.S. in Fundraising and Grantmaking in New York City, the fundraising capital of the world. The NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) recently announced the launch of this innovative offering that allows students from around the world to complete the normal two-year format of the existing degree in 10 weeks of intensive study in New York, with additional requirements completed online in their home country. This creative new approach delivers the program content in a consolidated format.
“The need for highly trained professionals in fundraising and grantmaking has never been greater. As international charities and nonprofit organizations expand their reach globally, there has been a concurrent rise in the need for professionals with the skills to plan effective and strategic campaigns,” noted Naomi Levine, executive director of the George H. Heyman, Jr., Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising (scps.nyu.edu/phil). “Recognizing this increased demand, we will offer the M.S. in Fundraising and Grantmaking degree in an accelerated format this summer to exclusively meet the professional needs of international students, who would otherwise be unable to complete the existing two-year course of study.”
Program participants will gain a highly sought-after graduate credential. They will meet and mingle with classmates and faculty members from around the globe as they hone their skills—from planned giving, to annual fund management, to the use of social media to build and cultivate donor bases. They will network with top industry professionals and take away invaluable skills that can be applied immediately in the workplace.
Through in-depth analyses of the legal, financial, ethical, psychological, and historic aspects of philanthropy, students will learn to implement successful outreach practices—including direct mail, telecommunications, social media, and special events. In addition, they will explore the impact of globalization on philanthropy, the development of boards, and the economic and statistical underpinnings of fundraising reporting.
Among the required courses are:
- History & Philanthropy in the United States
- Theory & Practice in Fundraising
- Ethics, Laws, & Board Governance in Philanthropic Organizations
- Corporate & Foundation Philanthropy
- Your Strategic Technology Plan & Informed Fundraising
- Strategic Grantmaking
- Financial Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Organizations
The tuition for the program is $55,000 with substantial financial aid available for students who qualify. NYU summer housing also is available. This program qualifies for F-1 Student Visa status.
For more information about the degree and the NYU-SCPS George H. Heyman Center, visit scps.nyu.edu/msphilacc, call 212-998-7100, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.