Doug White Named Director of Columbia University Fundraising Management Graduate Program


Contact: George Calderaro
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NEW YORK – Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies has appointed Doug White as director of its Master of Science in Fundraising Management. White, a long-time leader in the nation's philanthropic community, is an author, professor, and an advisor to nonprofit organizations and philanthropists. He currently teaches board governance, ethics and fundraising in the Columbia Fundraising Management program.

White is the former academic director of New York University's Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising. “I am delighted to continue and develop my work with fundraising students who seek careers in advancing the goals of a wide variety of organizations in the nonprofit sector,” notes White.

Since 1979, white Doug has advised hundreds of charities of all types and sizes. Today, he works closely with select organizations on ethics decision-making, board governance, and fundraising. In 2014 White published his fourth book, Abusing Donor Intent and he has also been an advisor to BoardSource, the nation's leading organization dedicated to "building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service."

Established in 2004, Columbia’s Fundraising Management master's degree program prepares professionals to advance in careers in institutional advancement and development as well as nonprofit management. It is a highly focused, rigorous course of study designed to educate students in the essential tools of fundraising management. The program is appropriate both for those already in the field who wish to broaden their skills as well as individuals who are planning to enter the nonprofit sector.