Nonprofit Fiscal Management

Learn how to successfully manage a not-for-profit organization to make a noticeable difference in local, national and global communities.

Nonprofit organizations use their surplus revenues to achieve their goals, not to reward shareholders with dividends. That fundamental difference requires a very different skill set, and the Brooklyn College faculty will teach you absolutely everything that you’ll need to know to make a successful go of it. You’ll learn how to attract funding by demonstrating the worthiness of your cause, and how to draw in volunteers to help carry out your mission. Our professors will train you for entry-level and long-term professional careers in the increasingly abundant not-for-profit universe.

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Quick Facts

  • There are more than 1.6 million nonprofit organizations (NPOs) in the United States.
  • NPOs run the gamut from well-known organizations, such as the American Cancer Society and United Way, to highly specialized groups, such as the National Eczema Association and the Cherokee Ferret Rescue and Shelter.
  • Two top NPOs are the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with an endowment of $38 billion, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, with an endowment of $14.8 billion.

Possible Careers

  • Director of development at a college or university responsible for fundraising and recruitment
  • Applications manager at a nonprofit accountable for leading a strategic corporate information systems group 
  • Leader of a wildlife conservation group