Program in Nonprofit Management
The Program in Nonprofit Management at Marlboro College Graduate School supports nonprofit executive staff and trustees who wish to be outstanding leaders in their organizations and their communities. We seek to empower the next generation of nonprofit leaders with the technical competency, management skills and self-confidence to achieve their organizational missions effectively and efficiently, for the ultimate benefit of society.
With a focus on professional development for practitioners, we offer:
- a master's degree in managing mission-driven organizations,
- a professional development Certificate in Nonprofit Management
- graduate coursework in nonprofit topics such as Fundraising and Philanthropy and Outcomes & Evaluation
- board trainings
- workshops in current issues such as planned giving, collaborative leadership and project management
Marlboro is also proud to be the lead agency for Benchmarks for a Better Vermont, a two-year collaborative initiative to strengthen performance measurement in the nonprofit sector.
The Program in Nonprofit Management at Marlboro College trains the leaders of our region's mission-driven organizations to be strategic, efficient and effective.
Mission-driven in Vermont
Vermont has a thriving nonprofit sector and has emerged as a leader in the creation of new corporate structures that allow for multiple bottom lines.
According to the 2010 state-of-the-sector report by the Vermont Community Foundation:
- The annual revenue of Vermont's nonprofit sector tops $4 billion dollars, and accounts for 18.7 percent of the gross state product.
- There are a total of 4,028 nonprofits in the state, or an average of 6.5 per thousand people.
- Forty-five percent of these organizations have an annual operating budget of less than $100,000.
- Vermonters volunteer 20.7 million hours per year, and the state ranks seventh in the nation for overall volunteer rate and second for the teenager volunteer rate.
What if we look beyond traditional 501(c)(3) organizations? From the early days of Ben & Jerry's and Seventh Generation to newer initiatives like the local food agri-innovators of Hardwick and the community-oriented venture capital firm Underdog Ventures in Island Pond, from the vibrant farm to school movement to the ground-breaking legislation in support of L3C "low profit limited liability corporations," Vermont is a global center of innovation for socially-responsible enterprise.
Tapping into the energy and creativity around community-oriented, values-driven work in our region, Marlboro College Graduate School provides management education and leadership training so that people passionate about mission can do good... better.
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To learn more about becoming a graduate student here, consider visiting us in Brattleboro during a class weekend. Meet faculty and students and hear more about the program. Contact Joe Heslin to make arrangements: email@example.com.