Scholarships to Social Enterprise Initiative Courses

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2012 Applications Due 01/26/2012. DATE EXTENDED!!
SEI Scholarship Committee

Course Dates:  SPNM - July 15-21, 2012    PMNO -May 29-June 1, 2012

The Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta (HBSCA) is continuing its tradition of awarding scholarships to attend Executive Education Programs in the Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) at Harvard Business School. The SEI was created to respond to the growing nonprofit sector and its complex relationships with the wider business world. 


The scholarships offered are for one of two courses, Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations (PMNO) and Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM). 
The PMNO program is structured to help conceptualize and design the systems and processes necessary to measure and achieve desired performance. The SPNM course focuses on understanding core management concepts, applying these concepts strategically, and implementing change within the organization.  Additional course information is available at   


Scholarship winners will be selected by April 2012, and will be honored at a special event in April or May of 2012. Applicants may apply to either or both of the courses.  A maximum of one scholarship may be awarded per applying organization.



Criteria for selection by the Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta include:

  • The applicant must work for a nonprofit organization that serves the community-at-large.  It may not be a member-serving organization such as an industry or trade association.  If it is a program within a religious organization, it must be open to all faiths.  
  • The applicant must be the chief executive officer, executive director, or other highly ranked official who has a knowledgeable perspective of and substantial responsibility for strategic planning, operations, organizational advancement, or development.
  • The organization must have a demonstrated and broad impact on the community, an experienced management team, a need to improve its  resources skills and opportunities, and the commitment to take advantage of the experience offered at Harvard.
  • The individual must have a desire to improve his/her personal skills and performance, be capable of performing well in a rigorous classroom environment, and meet the criteria for acceptance by Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program.
  • The organization should be no smaller than 5 and no larger than 300 employees, and it should have substantial operations in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

The application package is due by January 26, 2012. Email the four components to  Please do not send anything directly to the Harvard Business School.   

  1. 2012 HBSCA Executive Education application (available at
  2. Applicant’s resume
  3. Letter of support from the Board Chair or comparable senior official (She/He should email it directly to 
  4. Organization financial statements

Note: This award is potentially taxable to the recipient.  Applicants may wish to discuss this with their tax advisors.  

We thank the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, TechBridge, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, and others for their cooperation in publicizing this program.