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Certificate in Strategic Fundraising

Our graduate certificate in strategic fundraising is designed for professionals and leaders currently employed in the nonprofit sector and also those who want to enter the field. Developed with the input and guidance of area nonprofit leaders and business professionals, the graduate certificate in fundraising management will emphasize concepts within a nonprofit context including: leadership, strategic and fiscal planning, financial management and operation, fundraising, board governance, and legal standards.

It can be taken alone or may be applied towards the completion of a Bay Path graduate degree upon approval by the appropriate graduate program director.

15 Credit Certificate: 4 core courses and 1 elective 

Four Required Courses:
NMP 521 Introduction to Philanthropy and Fundraising Fundamentals
NMP 622 Donor Behavior and Giving Methodologies
NMP 623 Resource Development Management
NMP 656 Relationships, Communication and Philanthropy

Choose One Elective:
NMP 531 Grant Writing for Corporations and Foundations
NMP 641 Capital Campaign and Major Giving Fundraising
NMP 651 Annual Giving and Donor Relations
NMP 661 Planned Giving for Nonprofit Organizations


Gainful Employment
Bay Path University is required to provide detailed information about the gainful employment of our students who enroll in certificate programs. These disclosures will assist students in making informed enrollment decisions with regards to the possible employment opportunities that accompany each of the certificate programs. Learn More