Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota…. Masters Degree in Philanthropy and Development….
Why? The STUDENTS!!! All ages and life experiences and types of nonprofits and different countries and… All committed to challenging assumptions, and exploring, and lifelong learning.
Faculty like Audrey and Gary and now Tom Ahern has joined the faculty!! And we have other new faculty members, too.
Constantly modifying and strengthening the curriculum. (For example: I’m going to spend more time on social justice in the first course students have.)
- Fundraising of course… planning and major gifts and a really marvelous real life solicitation with a real person!!!
- Fundraising communications
- Strategic planning
- Leadership: Legal and ethical issues in nonprofit organizations
- Governance (That’s me!)
- Philanthropy and development: frameworks for thinking and learning. (That’s me, too!)
Part of the program is online. A masters degree in ONE YEAR only. Just 4 semesters. WOW!!!. Students begin with summer 1 residency…Fall and spring online. And then you return to campus once more for summer 2 residency. AND YOU’RE DONE!!
AND THEN!!!!!!!! THE RESIDENCY. Those weeks on campus each summer. Oh wow. I LOVE the residency. Face-to-face. Talking and arguing and applying learnings and experience. Intense. Fun. And building relationships that stick with you on and on.
Contact Cheryl Pray (firstname.lastname@example.org) our marvelous Executive Director. Contact me and I’ll tell you all about the program.
Join us! We learn and have fun and create enduring relationships.