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Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MS in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy program are expected to demonstrate achievement in all areas of the program. Specifically, graduates of the program are expected to:

  • Articulate an understanding of the history, theory, scope, and significance of philanthropy in the nonprofit organizational setting within the North American context and throughout the world;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the standards and codes of conduct that are appropriate to professionals and volunteers in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector;
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the various technical, functional, and operational areas of fundraising management and be able to apply this knowledge to organizational practice and planning;
  • Describe the history and role of the fundraising function in achieving the mission and vision of nonprofit organizations;
  • Understand and adhere to the appropriate legal, financial, and ethical frameworks under which fundraisers operate and are regulated;
  • Apply appropriate research methods to fundraising management problems in a nonprofit organizational context and design solutions to problems;
  • Analyze, design, implement, maintain, and evaluate problems/solutions in the management of the fundraising function within a nonprofit organization; and
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the role and function of financial literacy and stewardship in the effective oversight and management of nonprofit organization resources