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MS in Strategic Fundraising & Philanthropy

100% Online or Blended (Online/On Campus) Courses

Advance Your Fundraising Career

Enrolling Now, Classes Begin June 26, 2017


Hot Topics in Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy: A Free Breakfast for Nonprofit Professionals "Meeting Your Mission Through Integrated Communications Strategies"
Presented by Amy Sample Ward, CEO of NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Network
JUNE 9, 2017 | 7:30 A.M. — 9:30 A.M. | Register Today!


24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits recommended by Nonprofit Technology for Good 
Check out this range of resources to learn more about online fundraising, social media and other integrated communication strategies to support mission, click here.  NTEN, along with other leaders, provide pragmatic industry related tools and tips--Come hear Amy Sample Ward, CEO of NTEN discuss these and other strategies at the (free) Hot Topic Breakfast at Bay Path University on June 9th (register above).


The MS in Strategic Fundraising & Philanthropy from Bay Path is designed to provide a unique understanding of philanthropy in today’s world. In the competitive nonprofit sector, fundraising requires increased sophistication in matching the donor’s values with an organization’s mission. You will learn strategies for building long-term relationships with your donors and obtaining major gifts to support the mission and value of your organization.

This cutting edge graduate degree provides the tools to be successful in this important, and fast-growing, industry. In fact, Bay Path is one of only a few universities in the country that offer a specialization in higher education fundraising. Become empowered to be a leader in an organization and an advocate for social change.

  • Classes start every October, February and June
  • Convenient schedule offered completely online or a combination of online and campus courses (offered in Longmeadow, Massachusetts)
  • 36 Credit program: 10 core and 2 electives
  • Students usually complete their degree in 1-2 years, see program outcomes
  • Two tracks available: 
    Track 1: Nonprofit Fundraising 
    Track 2: Higher Education Fundraising
  • Establish the knowledge base necessary for you to earn the CFRE certificate
  • Collaborate with a network of like-minded professionals and faculty who will support you throughout your education
  • Receives high accolades from our students, see what they are saying
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid are available
  • No GRE or GMAT required
STUDENTS CAN EARN POINTS IN CATEGORY 1.B – EDUCATION OF THE CFRE INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION FOR INITIAL CERTIFICATION AND/OR RE-CERTIFICATION. LEARN MORE