SPNM Scholarship Deadline
2012 Nominations are Open Now!
Harvard Business School Club of Connecticut
The Harvard Business School Club of Connecticut Community Partners will be accepting nominations for our 9th Annual Scholarship in Nonprofit Management in early 2012. The scholarship will enable the CEO or Executive Director of a Connecticut-based non-profit to attend Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM) at Harvard Business School (HBS) in July 2012.
Past Scholarship Recipients
2004 Peter Sutton, The Bruce Museum of Arts & Science
2005 Kristine Hazzard, The Center for Women & Families
2006 Susan Ross, Fairfield County Community Foundation
2007 William Kowalewski, Nathaniel Witherell
2008 Jessica Sager, All Our Kin
2009 Eric Hammerling, CT Forest & Park Assoc.
2010 Dianne Auger, American Red Cross, Farmington, CT
Rebecca Fretty, Greenwich Family YMCA
2011 Jennifer Smith Turner, Girl Scouts of CT, Hartford, CT
SPNM is an intensive, one-week program taught by leading HBS faculty and attended by nonprofit executives from around the world. The course gives nonprofit leaders the opportunity to step back from the day-to-day pressures of the workplace to examine their missions and to explore the strategic challenges faced by their organizations. Working in groups, executives are able to compare their experiences and develop practical solutions to key issues. Additional information about SPNM may be found at: www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/spnm.
Scholarship Candidate Criteria:
1. Qualified candidates must be nonprofit executives (level of CEO, President, Executive Director) responsible for shaping the direction, mission, policies and major programs of their organizations.
2. Candidates should be from organizations with the capacity to implement and benefit from the management lessons and frameworks presented in the SPNM program, so we are considering organizations with a minimum of several full-time employees and an annual operating budget of at least $500,000 (preferably over $1 million). HBS will not consider applications from industry/trade associations, management support organizations, or consulting firms.
The HBS Club of Connecticut Community Partners would like to extend the opportunity to apply for this scholarship to the widest possible range of candidates in our state. We are therefore asking you, the Connecticut alumni, to recommend outstanding nonprofit executives. Scholarship candidates will be asked to submit an application form that is an abbreviated version of the HBS application. Applicants will be evaluated by our Scholarship Committee, a group of alumni with experience in the nonprofit sector.
If you know a CEO or Executive Director who would benefit significantly from the SPNM program, please contact Anna Song '92 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The SPNM application can be downloaded from our website by clicking here.
PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN THIS APPLICATION BY February 10, 2012 TO:
ANNA PARK SONG (HBS 1992), email@example.com