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Ashoka University in Partnership with Harvard Business School Hosted the First Batch of the Executive Programme on Strategic Nonprofit Management in India

Launched in 2017, the program explores best practices in nonprofit strategy, leadership, and governance.

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3 August, 2018 | 6 min read

August 2018: The Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP) in partnership with the Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education and Dasra hosted the second batch of its executive programme on Strategic Nonprofit Management in India from 29th July to 2nd August, 2018at the Ashoka University Campus. The programme was be spearheaded by V. Kasturi Rangan, Malcolm P. McNair Professor of Marketing and Co-chair of the Harvard Business School, Social Enterprise Initiative and Vikram S. Gandhi, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, who delivered classes to senior leadership, trustees and board members of nonprofits organizations operating in South or Southeast Asia.

Inspired by Harvard Business School Executive Education’s successful Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management programme on the HBS campus in Boston, the Strategive Nonprofit Management in India programme was underwritten with financial support from Ashoka University by offering full scholarship to almost 60% of the participants.

Launched in 2017, the program explores best practices in nonprofit strategy, leadership, and governance, to prepare participants to build a high-performance organization. It is the only program for the nonprofit sector in India today that brings faculty from Harvard Business School (HBS) to India to facilitate sessions using the HBS case study methodology.

The programme curriculum focuses on planning for scale, performance measurement and improvement, and adopting a disciplined approach to strategy, governance, and operations to help emerging leaders at the forefront of the not-for-profit sector drive meaningful social change.

The Strategic Nonprofit Management—India program presents a new platform for executives to sharpen the  organization’s mission and strategy, design effective operational models, raise funds, and strengthen governance and leadership. Key lessons will come into focus as the classes will be constructed according to the critical challenges of the respective organizations. Return to work will mean building a high-performance organization that can fulfill its mission, expand its scope, and achieve its potential.

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