The Harvard Business School Club of New York is in its 15th year of providing full scholarships to attend executive education programs, offered through the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative. Awarded to nonprofit executives through Community Partners, these scholarships cover tuition, course materials and on-campus accommodations for qualified candidates.

We invite Harvard Business School alumni to nominate nonprofit executives who would benefit from these courses. Self-nominations are also accepted and alumni are encouraged to refer this scholarship opportunity to friends and colleagues.

Why Apply?

Bonnie CarterI went there with such high expectations for this program and miraculously, they were exceeded… I now feel even more capable of driving our organization forward and on the right path. I have returned from this course with specific questions to ask, tools and frameworks that I will absolutely use with my board and more effective language with which to communicate key concepts. 

– Bonnie Carter, Scholarship Recipient
Governing for Nonprofit Excellence

Jonathan CohenMy experience in the SPNM program was — truly — transformational. I learned a great deal that has already powerfully supported my ability to be an even more effective leader / learner / teacher. I only wish that I had done this ten years earlier!

– Jonathan Cohen, Scholarship Recipient
Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management

Penn EgbertI found GNE to be incredibly useful…. It was wonderful for me to see just how passionate the participants were about the causes that they represent as well as how engaged the professors were in teaching us how to be more effective leaders within our organizations.

– Penn Egbert, Scholarship Recipient
Governing for Nonprofit Excellence

Jackie GranThe PMNO program provided an incredible opportunity to learn through powerful case studies how nonprofits wrestle with questions of performance management. The professors were outstanding and clearly interested in making their knowledge and resources available to students.

– Jackie Gran, Scholarship Recipient
Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations

Kathryn Komsa[GNE] was one of the most excellent educational experiences I have ever participated in. I came back with 28 pages of notes which I have distilled down for both of the boards I sit on and we have begun discussions about how some of these best/emerging practices can help improve our board performance.

– Kathryn Komsa, Scholarship Recipient
Governing for Nonprofit Excellence

Meg LanganPrior to attending the GNE course, I had served on four boards. I felt I knew a lot about board member roles and responsibilities. The course turned what I knew upside down. Rather than spending four days talking about liability, financial integrity and fundraising, we spent our time thinking about how to lead a mission driven organization. I found it fascinating and it has changed the way I approach my role as a board member.

– Meg Langan, Scholarship Recipient
Governing for Nonprofit Excellence

Rochelle Shoretz[The course was] transformative and beyond incredible – my peers, my professors, the course material.  What a gift… I loved every minute of it.

– Rochelle Shoretz, Scholarship Recipient
Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management