New York University

Master of Science in Fundraising and Grantmaking - Certificate


70 Washington Square South

New York City, NY 10012

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Fundraising and Grantmaking - Certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The current financial climate has created an urgent demand for trained professionals who understand the intricacies of the philanthropic world and how to influence giving. The M.S. in Fundraising and Grantmaking program, offered through the NYU-SCPS George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, provides students with the knowledge and skills to advance the goals of nonprofit organizations, both by generating strategic support through the design and implementation of sustainable charitable campaigns and by mastering the analytical and business skills for effective grantmaking. The curriculum provides in-depth study of the legal, financial, ethical, and psychological aspects of philanthropy and prepares you to develop successful strategies for soliciting donor support, grantmaking, and proposal evaluation and assessment. Students also learn universally applicable advanced practices in outreach, including social media, data mining, and the planning and managing of special events for donor cultivation. Because New York City has the world's greatest concentration of major foundations, charities, NGOs, and other nonprofit agencies – as well as the highest concentration of major donors – the M.S. program is able to provide an educational experience in an incomparable living laboratory. Faculty and guest lecturers, along with the Heyman Center advisory board, form a remarkable community of fundraising and foundation professionals who provide formative insights into the vital and diverse roles nonprofit organizations play in contemporary society.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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