Professional Advancement? It’s All Academic
Finally, advanced degrees are becoming increasingly important for senior management positions in many industries, the nonprofit sector included. For those pursuing careers in fundraising, the availability of a degree that equips, augments and enhances the skills necessary for success, while simultaneously awarding them the level of education increasingly expected of senior managers, is a highly appealing prospect. And, as many of these programs are offered in executive or part-time evening formats, students can maintain full-time employment and family commitments while completing a degree.
So, next time you’re thinking of next steps, consider the benefits of going back to school!
For more information about graduate programs in fundraising (and nonprofit management), Dr. Roseanne Mirabella of Seton Hall maintains a comprehensive list of programs at http://tltc.shu.edu/npo/index.php
Lucas Rubin is director of the Master of Science in Fundraising Management program at Columbia University. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.