NMP 675 — Capstone: Advanced Fundraising Seminar
Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy
A highlight of the Master of Science in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy is the Advanced Fundraising Seminar, which gives students the opportunity to work on an industry-related project of substantive quality. Students exercise, enhance, and refine the fundraising skills they have gained during the program within a nonprofit organization that is in need of fundraising assistance, such as designing a capital campaign or analyzing the effectiveness of its fundraising programs. This seminar also provides students a format in which to analyze and examine the larger theoretical issues and industry trends that affect fundraisers and their efforts. While specific topics and emphases vary from term to term, the seminar seeks to impart the analytical, interpretative, and planning skills required of senior managers. Students will present the results of their fundraising project and will also complete the portfolio which is a final requirement for the M.S. in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy degree.