Mastering Nonprofit Leadership


SPNM guides nonprofit Executive Directors and CEOs as they explore proactive methods for mastering nonprofit leadership in uncertain times. HBS faculty and approximately 140 nonprofit leaders from around the world challenge participants to strengthen their ability to improve the effectiveness of their organizations. Through case studies of a diverse set of nonprofits, participants gain an invaluable understanding of the core concepts crucial to nonprofit leadership. This newfound insight will enable nonprofit leaders to develop customized strategies as well as effective implementation plans.

July 12 - 18, 2020 (HBS Campus)

Program Benefits

  1. Attendees learn invaluable strategies that help strengthen fiscal management, accountability, and sustainability for their nonprofit organization.
  2. Unique opportunity to connect with other nonprofit leaders and learn from outstanding HBS faculty.
  3. This full scholarship award offers professional development that can benefit your career and strengthen your organization.


  1. An applicant must be the leader of his or her nonprofit organization (CEO, President, ED or the equivalent).
  2. The nonprofit should be located in and focus its activities around the Greater New York Metropolitan area. National or international non-profits will be considered if they are headquartered in the Greater New York Metropolitan area.
  3. The nonprofit budget should be at least $1 million.
  4. The nonprofit should have five or more full-time employees, and have been fully operational with full-time staff for at least one year.

Application Instructions

The application process is now closed. Consider applying in January 2021 and note that on your calendar.