In a time of shifting demands for services, changing operating environments, and mounting financial pressures, the skills of nonprofit leaders are being put to the test. In this HBS Social Enterprise Initiative program, you'll explore proactive methods for anticipating the evolving requirements of nonprofit leadership, gain a greater understanding of fiscal management and accountability, and identify the characteristics of high-performing nonprofits.

What You Can Expect

Tailored to nonprofit executive directors and CEOs, this Executive Education program explores proactive methods for mastering nonprofit leadership in uncertain times. Join HBS faculty and approximately 140 nonprofit leaders from around the world as you strengthen your ability to improve the effectiveness of your organizations.

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Tailored to nonprofit executive directors and CEOs, this Executive Education program explores proactive methods for mastering nonprofit leadership in uncertain times. Join HBS faculty and approximately 140 nonprofit leaders from around the world as you strengthen your ability to improve the effectiveness of your organizations.

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Your Course of Study

Through case studies of a diverse set of nonprofits, you'll gain an invaluable understanding of the core concepts crucial to nonprofit leadership. This newfound insight will enable you to lead organizational change by developing customized strategies and effective implementation plans.

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Through case studies of a diverse set of nonprofits, you'll gain an invaluable understanding of the core concepts crucial to nonprofit leadership. This newfound insight will enable you to lead organizational change by developing customized strategies and effective implementation plans.

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Who Is Right for the Program

SPNM is designed for nonprofit executive directors and chief executive officers who are responsible for driving the organization's direction, mission, policies, and major programs.

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SPNM is designed for nonprofit executive directors and chief executive officers who are responsible for driving the organization's direction, mission, policies, and major programs.

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Social Enterprise Initiative

The Social Enterprise Initiative at HBS applies innovative business practices and managerial disciplines to drive sustained, high-impact social change. Grounded in the mission of Harvard Business School, this initiative aims to inspire, educate, and support leaders who make a difference in the world.

The Social Enterprise program fees are subsidized by Harvard Business School and its Social Enterprise Initiative. Limited, additional need-based scholarship funding may be available. Visit the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative website for scholarship information.

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The Social Enterprise Initiative at HBS applies innovative business practices and managerial disciplines to drive sustained, high-impact social change. Grounded in the mission of Harvard Business School, this initiative aims to inspire, educate, and support leaders who make a difference in the world.

The Social Enterprise program fees are subsidized by Harvard Business School and its Social Enterprise Initiative. Limited, additional need-based scholarship funding may be available. Visit the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative website for scholarship information.

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Faculty

Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Faculty Chair
Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School. George F. Baker, Jr. Professor of Public Sector Management Teaching Programs, Harvard Kennedy School. Member of the General Management Unit; cochair of the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative; and faculty chair of "Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management." Read Full Bio

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Herman B. "Dutch" Leonard

Faculty Chair
Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School. George F. Baker, Jr. Professor of Public Sector Management Teaching Programs, Harvard Kennedy School. Member of the General Management Unit; cochair of the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative; and faculty chair of "Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management."

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

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