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Richard Brown

Richard Brown

Adjunct Instructor

Rich Brown is an educator and consultant to nonprofit organizations. His nonprofit career spans 28 year as a fundraiser, manager, and teacher. Prior to entering the sector he was employed by Grumman Aerospace Corp. He has worked at NYU, AFS Intercultural Programs, St. Jude Children's Hospital, SUNY College at Old Westbury, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Autism Speaks.


Rich has been a board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals New York City Chapter. He is General Chair of Fundraising Day in New York 2016.  Rich is a past president of the NVHA New York (today known as Combined Health Charities).  He’s delivered numerous webinars and is a frequent presenter at conferences. Rich received his B.A. from SUNY Cortland and M.A. from Long Island University.

Currently Teaching

Ethics, Law, and Board Governance in Philanthropic Organizations

Learn best practices for effective and ethical fundraising to support nonprofit organizations.

Fundraising Concepts and Practices (Online)

This online course introduces every major facet of fundraising, including special events, major gifts, and corporate and foundation giving.

Management for Nonprofit Organizations

Gain an overview of the skills, knowledge, and attributes needed to become an effective leader and manager at a nonprofit organization.