Through Harvard Business School’s Social Enterprise Initiative, BTCF is pleased to offer a scholarship to attend a six-day workshop in person at the Harvard Business School Campus, "Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management."

Today's nonprofit organizations are faced with shifting demands for services, resource constraints, and diverse operational challenges. To fulfill their missions, nonprofit leaders must step up their game and create organizations that can thrive in the midst of change. This program delivers the strategic perspectives, practical frameworks, and leadership skills you need to drive high performance across the organization. You will leave prepared to take decisive action and create a more responsive, successful, and sustainable nonprofit organization.

Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management

  • July 28-August 3, 2024
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit executive directors and chief executive officers who are responsible for shaping the direction, mission, policies, and major programs of their organizations.
  • Scholarships up to $7,250 each
  • To learn more, visit the program website
  • Team participation is allowed (multiple representatives from one organization)
  • Submit your application to Aileen Meehan by Thursday, March 28, 2024.


Download the fillable pdf application and email it to Please do not fill out the application via the HBS website. To sign the application, the candidate may simply type in their name.

For further discussion, call Aileen Meehan at 413.229.0370 ext. 117.


To be eligible for consideration, you must meet the following criteria:

  • All candidates should have a minimum of one year of experience working in their current role.
  • Organization should have a minimum of 5-6 full-time employees.
  • Organization typically has an operating budget in excess of $1 million.
  • Organization has been fully operational (with full-time staff) for at least one year and be out of the start-up phase.
  • Your organization must provide services to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation area.

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation does not support organizations that, in their constitution, by-laws or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief.


The advisory committee of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence reviews each application and selects finalists for submission to HBS SEI for their selection. Applications are reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Satisfies eligibility criteria stated in the above guidelines.
  • Shows promise of being ready to learn and supply their learning directly to their nonprofit organization.
  • Significance of the role of the nonprofit in the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation community.
  • Evidences qualities of self-awareness and self-reflection that indicate a willingness to act for the long term benefit of the organization.


Within three months of program completion, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation asks recipients to send a report that reflects on their experience and how it will impact their nonprofit organization.


Berkshire, Columbia, Northeast Dutchess, Northwest Litchfield

Interest Area

Nonprofit capacity building

Grant Amount

Scholarships valued at $7,250


3/28/2025 for Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (in-person)

How To Apply

Please download and complete the fillable PDF application and email it to Aileen Meehan: Please do not fill out the application via the HBS website. To sign the application, the candidate may simply type in their name.