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Set Yourself Apart with a Fundraising Leadership Certificate
As universities, hospitals, relief agencies, and other nonprofits become more reliant on donated funds to serve their beneficiaries, knowledgeable leaders are needed to direct these massive efforts. Competition for fundraising leadership positions has resulted in a strong job market and created a greater need for experienced fundraisers. Earning Penn State's online Certificate in Fundraising Leadership can help you gain an important advantage in the areas of development and fundraising, whether you are new to the field or already working in a professional setting.
Why Study Fundraising Leadership at Penn State?
In this program, you will have the opportunity to study with highly regarded faculty from Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts, one of the premier institutions in the world to study and work in the liberal arts disciplines.
As a student in the Fundraising Leadership Certificate from Penn State World Campus, you'll be part of a unique program that combines a highly focused curriculum in development and fundraising with a flexible, convenient online format. You'll learn from faculty renowned for development at one of the top three schools in the Big Ten for philanthropic and fundraising efforts, and who bring a wealth of real world experiences to the classroom.
Your Course Work
You can complete the required course work for the Fundraising Leadership Certificate in 3–4 semesters, allowing you to apply the knowledge you gain immediately in a philanthropic role. The certificate curriculum consists of three required courses totaling 9 credits and a 1–3 credit Practicum in Fundraising Leadership, coordinated with help from your academic adviser.
Opportunities Available to You with This Certificate
With the knowledge acquired during your pursuit of this certificate, you can be qualified for positions and roles such as:
- director of development
- fundraising director
- grants and contracts specialist
- planned giving manager
- director of alumni giving
- major gifts officer
- non-profit executive director
- capital campaign manager
- director of corporate and foundation relations