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Higher Education Programs in Fundraising

Kansas City is home to several institutions of higher education that offer concentrations in fundraising. Considering additional education? Take a look at these esteemed programs!

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AFPTeaches at Rockhurst University

Through a partnership between Rockhurst University and the AFP Mid-America Chapter, the University offers an undergraduate concentration in fundraising through its Nonprofit Leadership Studies program.  This program is the first one if its kind for any AFP Chapter! Contact Jenny Rinella, Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Studies program at Rockhurst, for more information about the program! For more information about becoming involved with AFPTeaches, contact Karma Vowell.

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Avila University 

Avila University offers a Master of Arts degree with an emphasis in Fundraising through the Hartsook Institute for Fundraising. This program is one of three in the country that offers a fundraising degree. Contact Cathy Mahurin, Director of Enrollment Management at Avila University, for more information!


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The University of Missouri - Kansas City, Henry W. Bloch School of Management, Department of Public Affairs offers a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Nonprofit Management, Health Services Administration, and Urban Administration. For over 20 years the graduate program has offered a Certificate in Fundraising from the UMKC Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, Henry W. Bloch School of Management (MCNL). This program is designed to equip development officers, executive directors and others responsible for resource development with the skills needed to bring in funds. Note: The certificate program can be taken for graduate credit or non-graduate credit. To find out more information on the certificate program, contact Mark Culver.

Additional Fundraising Higher Education Programs Coming Soon!