Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management
Your Course of Study
Building a Strategic Perspective
Participants focus on the concepts and skills needed to lead and manage a nonprofit organization. As active partners with the faculty, you and your colleagues utilize the HBS case method to refine these concepts by exploring how others are tackling the challenges that confront their organizations. Drawn from the actual experiences of a broad range of nonprofits, the case studies are supplemented by faculty presentations and group exercises, as well as by preparation and classroom discussions with other participants.
Peer Consultation Sessions: Applying Strategic Concepts to Your Organization
Breaking into small groups, you and your SPNM peers work together on challenges that each of you has identified and described as critical to the success of your respective organizations. During the workshop, you begin to formulate a plan to address your specific issue upon returning to work.
Leading Change: Moving from Strategy to Implementation
As an experienced leader, you are aware of the organizational challenges associated with translating strategic plans into practice. After exploring management issues in the initial sessions, you will focus on implementing strategy and leading organizational change.
Conceptual Components Include:
Products, Services, and Markets
Defining customers and constituencies, understanding customer needs, and creating an excellent service organization.
Financial Management and Control
Assessing financial performance, establishing methods of fiscal accountability, and developing appropriate performance measures and management control systems.
People and Organizations
Creating strategic collaborations with nonprofit and for-profit organizations, assessing organizational performance, and identifying the characteristics of high-performing nonprofits.
Defining your mission and aligning the organization behind it, creating a successful partnership with the board, mobilizing resources for change, and managing for sustainability and growth.