Management - Fundraising

Earn your MA in Management with an Emphasis in Fundraising Online

Students who pursue an online master's degree in management with an emphasis in fundraising from Avila University learn the science and processes to raise more money in their organizations and lead using research-based methods to make strategic fundraising decisions.

Our innovative, research- and knowledge-based program is based on a partnership between Avila and Hartsook Companies Inc., experts in fundraising consulting, along with curriculum developed by visiting professor Adrian Sargeant, an internationally renowned expert in the field.

The Avila University fundraising master's program is 37 credit hours and can be taken completely online with classes starting every eight weeks.

A tuition grant of 33% is available for Hartsook Companies, Inc. clients. A tuition grant of 25% is available for current Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) members to help pay for the cost of your degree. Contact us at advantage@avila.edu for more info.

Course Requirements

Course Requirements

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 Psychology & Behavior
MG 675 Team Development
MG 688 Leadership & Influence

Required Capstone Course  

MG 695 Applied Research Project

Fundraising Curriculum  

FR 600 Introduction to Fundraising & Donor Behavior
FR 610 Direct Response Fundraising
FR 620 Fundraising Planning
FR 635 Major and Planned Giving 
FR 645 Institutional Fundraising


37 credit hours are required to graduate.

Course Rotation

Course Rotation

Each semester is divided into two 8-week sessions.
(o) ONLINE  

Fundraising Courses

FR 600  Intro to Fundraising (o) - fall, spring, summer
FR 620  Fundraising Planning (o) - summer
FR 610  Direct & Interactive Marketing (o) - fall
FR 645  Institutional Fundraising (o) - spring
FR 635  Major and Planned Giving (o) - spring

Management Courses

MG 601  Statistics - fall, spring, summer (o)
MG 650  Strategic Communication - fall (o), spring, summer
MG 670  Org Psych & Behavior - spring (o), summer
MG 675  Team Development - fall, spring (o), summer
MG 688  Leadership and Influence - fall, spring (o)  
MG 605  Ethics & Legal Environ - fall (o) in odd year
MG 630  Financial Decisionmaking - spring (o) in odd year        

Career Opportunities

Careers with a Management in Fundraising Degree

There are many opportunities in the job market with a Master's of Management in Fundraising. Jobs in this field include:

· Vice President of Advancement
· Director of Planned Giving
· Director of Development
· Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
· Donor Relations Manager
· Director of Major Gifts
· Grant Writer
· Fundraising Director
· Chief Development Officer
· Campaign Manager
· Prospect Research Manager
· Special Events Manager
· Individual Giving Manager
· Director of Annual Giving
· Director of Alumni Relations
· Stewardship Manager

The Avila Promise

  • Lower Tuition Rate
  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award

 

That’s the Avila Promise.

The Arts at Avila: These Shining Lives

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February 22-25
Evening performances: 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday matinee: 2:00 p.m.
Goppert Theatre on the Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage

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University Closed Today

student scholar day

Due to weather and road conditions, Avila University will be closed on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018.

Classes and events are canceled and offices will not be open today.

Overdose: The Opioid Epidemic film screening has been rescheduled for March 6. 

AU News

Avila University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit February 26-27, 2018 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Avila University has been accredited by HLC since 1946. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University to the following address:

Public Comment on Avila University,
Higher Learning Commission,
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at www.hlcommission.org/comment.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by January 19, 2018.