Community Partners is in its 15th year of awarding full scholarships to local nonprofit leaders to attend executive education programs offered through the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative. We provide scholarship recipients with financial support for full tuition, course materials, and on-campus accommodations in order to attend these programs:

  • Driving Nonprofit Performance and Innovation
  • Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management

Executive Education Programs

Driving Nonprofit Performance and Innovation—VirtualHarvard Business School & Harvard Kennedy School - Virtual

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED as of February 11, 2022
Program Dates: June 2 – 9, 2022.

DNPIV shows nonprofit leaders how to use organizational performance measurement to help enhance the organization’s ability to deliver on its mission. Through classroom exercises, group discussions, and individual coursework, participants examine and conceptualize a new performance measurement and management system for nonprofit organizations.

Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management - In PersonHarvard Business School Campus

Program Dates: July 10 – 16, 2022. 

SPNM guides nonprofit Executive Directors and CEOs as they explore proactive methods for mastering nonprofit leadership in uncertain times. Through case studies of a diverse set of nonprofits, participants gain invaluable insights to develop customized strategies and effective implementation plans.

What Our Scholarship Recipients Say

2020 PMNO Scholarship Awards

  • Elizabeth is the Managing Director of Programs at NJ LEEP, a college access and success program that seeks to prepare low-income and first generation youth from underserved communities in the greater Newark area for college and careers.

  • Alvaro Bernal Arias
    International Planned Parenthood Federation / Western Hemisphere Region

    Alvaro is the Director of Governance and Country Advising at the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR), a leader in the movement for sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Americas and the Caribbean.

  • Clovis Thorn
    Grand Street Settlement, Inc.

    Clovis is the Managing Director of Programs at Grand Street Settlement, Inc. (GSS). GSS expands opportunities for low-income families and individuals by providing culturally relevant services that support community-building, advocacy, self-determination, and an enriched quality of life.

2020 SPNM Scholarship Awards

  • Jill Roche Gomez
    Hunts Point Alliance for Children

    Jill is the Executive Director of Hunts Point Alliance for Children which was created in 2007 to inspire Hunts Point youth to envision a limitless future and empower parents to be advocates for their families, and champions for their children.

  • Renee Blinkwolt is the Executive Director of Ars Nova which exists to discover, develop, and launch singular theater, music, and comedy artists who are in the early stages of their professional careers.

  • Manuela Zamora
    New York Sun Works

    NY Sun Works is a non-profit organization that builds innovative science labs in urban schools. Its Greenhouse Project Initiative uses hydroponic farming technology to educate students and teachers about the science of sustainability.