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India's booming nonprofit sector has the potential to make significant inroads into the region's challenges—from ensuring access to clean water, sanitation, and nutritious food to reducing infant mortality, improving health care, and expanding educational opportunities. But this potential will be realized only if leaders of these nonprofit organizations can put in place the key drivers of success—a focused mission and strategy, a solid operational model, strong governance, and effective leadership.

Designed for senior decision makers in established or growing nonprofit (NGO) organizations in South and Southeast Asia, this new program is offered in association with Dasra, India's leading strategic philanthropy foundation, and with Ashoka University. Exploring best practices in nonprofit strategy, governance, and leadership, the program will prepare you to build a high-performance organization that can fulfill its mission, expand its scope, and achieve its potential for improving lives.

What You Can Expect

You will have a unique opportunity to explore powerful ideas and strategies that will help you drive growth and success. As you exchange insights with faculty and peers, you will examine the practices of successful nonprofit organizations, learn from others' experience, and develop a plan for taking your organization to the next level.

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You will have a unique opportunity to explore powerful ideas and strategies that will help you drive growth and success. As you exchange insights with faculty and peers, you will examine the practices of successful nonprofit organizations, learn from others' experience, and develop a plan for taking your organization to the next level.

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Your Course of Study

Through case studies, faculty presentations, dynamic classroom discussions, small-group workshops, guest speakers, and panel discussions, you will gain a deeper understanding of how nonprofit organizations are addressing their challenges and expanding their impact today. Topics include focusing your mission and goals, designing a sound nonprofit strategy and operating model, measuring and improving performance, ensuring responsible governance, and leading effectively. The curriculum emphasizes South and Southeast Asia, with roughly two-thirds of the cases based on organizations in the region.

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Through case studies, faculty presentations, dynamic classroom discussions, small-group workshops, guest speakers, and panel discussions, you will gain a deeper understanding of how nonprofit organizations are addressing their challenges and expanding their impact today. Topics include focusing your mission and goals, designing a sound nonprofit strategy and operating model, measuring and improving performance, ensuring responsible governance, and leading effectively. The curriculum emphasizes South and Southeast Asia, with roughly two-thirds of the cases based on organizations in the region.

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Who Is Right for the Program

Strategic Nonprofit Management—India is designed for senior executives who are strategic decision makers for nonprofit organizations operating in South or Southeast Asia. Typical participants are executive directors, chief executive officers, board members, or other senior executives responsible for shaping the mission, direction, and policies of their organizations.

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Strategic Nonprofit Management—India is designed for senior executives who are strategic decision makers for nonprofit organizations operating in South or Southeast Asia. Typical participants are executive directors, chief executive officers, board members, or other senior executives responsible for shaping the mission, direction, and policies of their organizations.

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Social Enterprise Initiative

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

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

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About The Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy

The Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP) at Ashoka University is an initiative that aims to galvanize the ecosystem for philanthropy and social impact in India towards greater impact, relevance, resilience, and recognition. The Centre will provide knowledge and data to ensure informed decision-making in philanthropy and convene platforms for norm-setting for the social sector in India. It will also nurture young talent and anchor capacity building initiatives such as these.

Dasra meaning 'enlightened giving' in Sanskrit, is a pioneering strategic philanthropic organization that aims to transform India where a billion thrive with dignity and equity. Since its inception in 1999, Dasra has accelerated social change by driving collaborative action through powerful partnerships among a trust-based network of stakeholders, and has deepened social impact in focused fields that include adolescents, urban sanitation and governance. For more information, visit www.dasra.org.

The Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP) at Ashoka University is an initiative that aims to galvanize the ecosystem for philanthropy and social impact in India towards greater impact, relevance, resilience, and recognition. The Centre will provide knowledge and data to ensure informed decision-making in philanthropy and convene platforms for norm-setting for the social sector in India. It will also nurture young talent and anchor capacity building initiatives such as these.

Dasra meaning 'enlightened giving' in Sanskrit, is a pioneering strategic philanthropic organization that aims to transform India where a billion thrive with dignity and equity. Since its inception in 1999, Dasra has accelerated social change by driving collaborative action through powerful partnerships among a trust-based network of stakeholders, and has deepened social impact in focused fields that include adolescents, urban sanitation and governance. For more information, visit www.dasra.org.

Scholarships

The Strategic Nonprofit Management—India program has been developed by HBS in cooperation with Ashoka University and Dasra, India's leading strategic philanthropy foundation. Need-based scholarship funding may be available to qualified candidates.

The Strategic Nonprofit Management—India program has been developed by HBS in cooperation with Ashoka University and Dasra, India's leading strategic philanthropy foundation. Need-based scholarship funding may be available to qualified candidates.

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
Malcolm P. McNair Professor of Marketing; cochair of the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative. Member of the Marketing Unit; and faculty chair of "Corporate Social Responsibility." He is the author of Transforming Your Go-to-Market Strategy: Three Disciplines of Channel ManagementRead 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.

V. Kasturi Rangan

Faculty Chair
Malcolm P. McNair Professor of Marketing; cochair of the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative. Member of the Marketing Unit; and faculty chair of "Corporate Social Responsibility." He is the author of Transforming Your Go-to-Market Strategy: Three Disciplines of Channel Management.

Vikram S. Gandhi

Senior Lecturer of Business Administration in the General Management Unit.

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