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Fundraising Changes the World

When you develop the skills needed to raise financial support for a nonprofit organization, you’re helping change lives – including your own.

Because it’s about more than expanding your career or preparing for fresh opportunities – a Master of Arts in Management/Fundraising gives you the strategic edge and knowledge you need to drive greater change for nonprofit organizations

Avila University’s innovative, online research- and knowledge-based program is made possible through a partnership between Avila and Hartsook Companies, Inc., prominent experts in fundraising consulting. And, you can earn this degree online and in your own time.

This is your chance. Take it.

Master of Arts in Management/Fundraising

Management Curriculum

Management Curriculum

(all courses below required)

MG 601 Statistics & Assessment
MG 605 Ethics & Legal Environment
MG 630 Financial Decision-Making for Managers
MG 650 Strategic Communication
MG 670 Organizational Psych & Behavior
MG 675 Team Development
MG 688 Leadership & Influence

Required Capstone Course

Required Capstone Course

MG 695 Applied Research Project

A student-initiated, professor-approved research project in an actual nonprofit that transforms learning into action. This is the final class to attain the Master’s degree.

Fundraising Curriculum

Fundraising Curriculum

FR 600 Introduction to Fundraising & Donor Behavior

An in-depth look at fundraising theories and the profession. Topics include: the nonprofit sector, general philanthropic practices, fundraising ethics and best practices.

FR 610 Direct and Interactive Marketing for Fundraising

Identify and implement the current trends, issues and giving patterns in direct fundraising marketing and e-marketing while conducting research-driven interactive campaigns.

FR 620 Fundraising Planning

Proficiency with audit purposes and procedures, including strategy, are inherent in the delivery of effective fundraising efforts. Topics include donor retention and loyalty, principles of fundraising research and tactics.

FR 635 Major and Planned Giving

Understand the role of major and planned giving and how it fits into an organization’s overall fundraising efforts. Learn the various tools used and their impact and how to use specifics to design proposals that balance donor readiness and institutional needs.

FR 645 Institutional Fundraising

Learn the types, significance and best practices of corporate support. Understand the forms of foundation fundraising, including sources of grant income.

The first online Master of Arts in Management/Fundraising degree

The Avila University Master of Arts in Management/Fundraising is 37 credit hours and can be taken online, with classes starting every eight weeks.

Learn from Dr. Adrian Sargeant
Students of the program will take courses created by Adrian Sargeant, visiting professor at Avila University and internationally renowned expert in the field. A prolific researcher, author and educator, Dr. Sargeant combined his research and insight with the business experience of Hartsook to develop the first online Master of Arts in Management/Fundraising degree, available only at Avila University.

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