Global Affairs and Fundraising Certificate in Fundraising

Diploma Description

To earn a certificate, students must declare their candidacy at the start of their program of study. To do so, please use the button above.

This Professional Certificate is designed for those working in fundraising, marketing, finance, nonprofit management, and related fields who are interested in gaining a greater understanding of the various frameworks, tools, and strategies of the field. This certificate consists of three required courses and three electives. Students must receive a grade for a course to be used toward the credential. Virtual program completion will be available even after onsite activities resume.

 

 

Full participation in courses in this program is applicable for points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

 

 

For more information about the Certificate in Fundraising, please contact Robert Lesko at rl10@nyu.edu.

 

Must be completed within

3 years

You'll Walk Away With

  • An overview of the principles of all aspects of fundraising
  • An understanding of the important role of fundraisers in the nonprofit sector
  • Knowledge of best practices in all of the areas of fundraising including Annual Fund, Major Gifts, Campaigns, Foundation and Corporate Giving, Events, Gift Planning and Donor Relations
  • An understanding of the structure of nonprofits, the role of the board, CEO and Development Leadership
  • The ability to protect donor interests
  • Knowledge of how to be accountable to donors and the public
  • An understanding of federal laws affecting the nonprofit sector and the responsible agencies
  • Applied knowledge of ethical decision making
  • Knowledge of a variety of development communication tools for nonprofits
  • The skills to create a viable communication strategy for a nonprofit organization
  • The ability to identify grant opportunities and write professional fundraising pieces including Case Statements and Grant Proposals

 

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

REQUIRED COURSES

All Courses Required

Fundraising Concepts and Practices

Learn theories and concepts of fundraising, from the basics to new ideas, with applications to practical cases and situations.

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
3 sections

Writing for Fundraising: Grantwriting and Case Statements

Learn how to write effective grant proposals and case statements—necessities for increasing funding for your nonprofit.

2022 Fall
1 section

Law, Ethics, and Board Governance in Nonprofit Organizations

Examine institutions, processes, and policies related to ethical behavior, legal compliance, and effective governance in the nonprofit sector.

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

ELECTIVES

Complete 3

Major Gifts for Nonprofit Organizations

Learn about the solicitation process and management tools, such as moves management, prospect research, and identification of major prospects.

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
3 sections

Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy

Examine the philosophy that motivates corporate and foundation giving, reviewing past and current trends and priorities.

2022 Fall
1 section

Philanthropy and Fiscal Management

Gain a basic overview of nonprofit financial management, including tax-exempt status, financial statement preparation, and reporting.

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Planned Giving: Bequests, Gift Annuities, Trusts, Donor-Advised Funds, and Other Gift Vehicles

Discuss planned giving techniques and their benefits, tax and otherwise, to encourage donors to leave meaningful charitable legacies.

2023 Spring
1 section

Digital Storytelling, Innovation, and Fundraising

Learn to leverage digital platforms to effectively raise awareness about a cause, diversify fundraising, and innovate to become more relevant.

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
3 sections

Annual Appeal Campaigns

Acquire annual appeal process fundamentals and techniques to increase individual donors’ support, and learn how to cultivate new donors.

Management for Nonprofit Organizations

As a nonprofit manager, learn how to get the most from every employee and how to identify and manage your top performers.

2022 Fall
1 section

Strategies for Donor Analytics, Moves Management, and Prospect Research

As a nonprofit fundraising professional you inevitably amass an incredible amount of fundraising data but you may not know which data is...

2022 Fall
1 section

Applied Project in Fundraising: Putting Knowledge to Practice

In this applied project course, students will have the opportunity to work on a real-world fundraising consultancy project in collaboration with...

2023 Spring
1 section

Public-Private Partnerships: The Role of Philanthropy

No one organization or sector has the full suite of capabilities, relationships or assets to tackle persistent and escalating social problems...

2023 Spring
1 section

General Admission Requirements

For those who have completed some college Completion of 32 credits with at least 2 years work experience OR 60 credits with no work experience required

Fundraising Concepts and Practices

Learn theories and concepts of fundraising, from the basics to new ideas, with applications to practical cases and situations.

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
3 sections

Writing for Fundraising: Grantwriting and Case Statements

Learn how to write effective grant proposals and case statements—necessities for increasing funding for your nonprofit.

2022 Fall
1 section

Law, Ethics, and Board Governance in Nonprofit Organizations

Examine institutions, processes, and policies related to ethical behavior, legal compliance, and effective governance in the nonprofit sector.

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Major Gifts for Nonprofit Organizations

Learn about the solicitation process and management tools, such as moves management, prospect research, and identification of major prospects.

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
3 sections

Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy

Examine the philosophy that motivates corporate and foundation giving, reviewing past and current trends and priorities.

2022 Fall
1 section

Philanthropy and Fiscal Management

Gain a basic overview of nonprofit financial management, including tax-exempt status, financial statement preparation, and reporting.

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Planned Giving: Bequests, Gift Annuities, Trusts, Donor-Advised Funds, and Other Gift Vehicles

Discuss planned giving techniques and their benefits, tax and otherwise, to encourage donors to leave meaningful charitable legacies.

2023 Spring
1 section

Digital Storytelling, Innovation, and Fundraising

Learn to leverage digital platforms to effectively raise awareness about a cause, diversify fundraising, and innovate to become more relevant.

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
3 sections

Annual Appeal Campaigns

Acquire annual appeal process fundamentals and techniques to increase individual donors’ support, and learn how to cultivate new donors.

Management for Nonprofit Organizations

As a nonprofit manager, learn how to get the most from every employee and how to identify and manage your top performers.

2022 Fall
1 section

Strategies for Donor Analytics, Moves Management, and Prospect Research

As a nonprofit fundraising professional you inevitably amass an incredible amount of fundraising data but you may not know which data is...

2022 Fall
1 section

Applied Project in Fundraising: Putting Knowledge to Practice

In this applied project course, students will have the opportunity to work on a real-world fundraising consultancy project in collaboration with...

2023 Spring
1 section

Public-Private Partnerships: The Role of Philanthropy

No one organization or sector has the full suite of capabilities, relationships or assets to tackle persistent and escalating social problems...

2023 Spring
1 section