Philanthropy and Nonprofits
We all like to do things that make us feel good about ourselves. And what better way to feel good about yourself than to help others? Whether you're looking for a new charity to give to or want to check the legitimacy of one to which you already give, the resources you need are online. You can find a place to volunteer at home or abroad, research and apply to education programs in philanthropy and nonprofit studies, read up on the latest in nonprofit news, or even find ways to better run or start your own nonprofit.
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If your altruistic interests are of a more academic or professional bent, many opportunities for a formal education in philanthropy or nonprofit management can be found online. These sites will get you on your way to a degree that will leave you with the skills needed to start your career in the nonprofit world.
- Although there are a few older programs, the field of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies is relatively new, and programs can vary greatly in focus and philosophy. If one doesn't look right for you, keep looking; there are all shapes and colors of them out there.
- Often nonprofit studies programs will be a smaller focus within a broader degree. Many of these degrees have names such as Masters of Public Administration or Management. Look at the coursework for a better idea of how focused the program is on nonprofits.
To find degree programs ...
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
has a Continuing Education Guide that will help you root out the nonprofit or philanthropic studies program that's right for you.
For schools with programs in philanthropy and nonprofit studies ...
The Center on Philanthropy
is an easily navigable portal to all their academic offerings. This Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis institution offers a number of different degree programs in philanthropy and nonprofit studies for both graduate and undergraduate students. It also features a fundraising school for nonprofit managers and others working in the field. Application materials are available online.
The Monterey Institute of International Studies
has a Master's of Public Administration in International Management that is geared toward those with an interest in international nonprofits. It also offers a new degree in affiliation with the Peace Corps that combines traditional on-campus study with eventual Peace Corps service.
The New School: Milano
embraces a mixed approach of core classes and a wide selection of electives to fulfill its course of study for a Master's degree in Nonprofit Management.
has an M.P.A. in Public and Nonprofit Management and prides itself on the breadth of its program, and brings with it NYU's name. This site will help shepherd you through the application process and help you learn more about the program.
has an Arts and Cultural Management Program that enables those in artistic fields to develop their artistic creativity, management abilities, and social awareness in a novel approach to both art management and nonprofit work. Its equally artistically pleasing and simple Web site elaborates on the program, its requirements, and its philosophy.
has a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management that is designed for those working in the nonprofit world in any of a variety of roles, from executive directors to volunteers.
The University of Judaism
provides opportunities for those just starting their graduate studies and for those already holding Masters degrees with both an M.B.A. degree and an M.A. degree in Nonprofit Management. The former includes internships and thesis work, while the latter provides a slimmer program for those who have finished higher degrees and would like to gain an education in Nonprofit Management. Despite the name of the University, these programs are nonsectarian.
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