Executive Scholarships for Non-profit Leaders

Road sign that says "Scholarship Next Exit"Deadline February 28

The Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin is pleased to offer scholarships for two powerful social enterprise courses held at Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts. Each scholarship includes full tuition, books, case materials, accommodations, and most meals. Up to four scholarships are available for successful applicants.

Please refer to the attached press release for further information and a link to the application which is due February 28, 2019.

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To: CEO’s, Presidents, Executive Directors of Wisconsin Nonprofit Organizations

From: Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin

Applications Open: February 1, 2019               Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

Posting: http://www.hbs-wi.com

For 20 years, the Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin is pleased to offer scholarships to several nonprofit leaders in Wisconsin to attend one of two Harvard Business School social enterprise courses:

Performance Measures for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations (PMNO)

May 28-31, 2019 *Past winners of SPNM are encouraged to apply.

Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM) July 14-20, 2019

Recognizing the increasing complexities of managing nonprofit organizations, the Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin is striving to enhance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit executive leaders through participation in these courses.  Each scholarship will pay for the course fee which covers tuition, books, case materials, accommodations, and most meals. Each chosen agency is responsible for any other expenses, including travel and personal items.  It is anticipated that up to three scholarships will be awarded in 2019.

Applicants must be the CEO, President, or Executive Director of a Wisconsin nonprofit organization responsible for shaping the direction, mission, policies and major programs of their organization that serve the public in human services, arts, education, environment, health care, community development or related areas.

The following criteria must be met by applicants:

*All candidates should have at least one year of experience working in their current role at the nonprofit organization they would like to represent

*Nonprofit organizations should:

  • have a minimum of 5-6 full-time employees
  • have an annual operating budget of at least $1 million
  • have been fully operational with a number of full-time staff for at least one year and be out of the start-up phase.

Harvard Business School as in its enrollment process, will not consider applications from management support organizations or consulting firms.  In a limited number of cases, representatives from industry/trade associations may be considered although these organizations must have a nonprofit focus on operational challenges that are covered in the program.

Please complete the on-line application no later than 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Any questions can be directed to Judy Haugsland, HBS-WI, VP of Scholarships 414-277-7259.

 “Every aspect of the learning environment created opportunities to connect the theoretical to the practical. The exceptional networking that was made available to us with extraordinary individuals doing outstanding work all over the world truly connects us with new ideas, new opportunities, and new mindsets that will only help grow our own individual and collective impact.”  

   - Linda Edelstein, 2018 SPNM Scholarship recipient and Executive Director of Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra.