community engagement

The Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management's (CSNM) educational programs, seminars, and events are a great way to build knowledge and understanding of nonprofit management and policy topics such as finance, fundraising, organizational development, and marketing. All events feature well-recognized leaders from some of New York’s largest public and nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit Leadership Education Programs
CSNM works with the School's Office of Executive Programs to develop non-credit leadership educational programs for some of New York's largest nonprofit umbrella organizations. The Partnership for After School Education, United Neighborhood Houses, and the Hispanic Federation are among the organizations that co-sponsor certification in nonprofit management for senior staff members.

Monthly Nonprofit Seminars
The Center offers a free monthly series of seminars and workshops covering a wide range of topics on nonprofit finance, fundraising, management, marketing, and many other timely issues. For more information about our seminars, or to join our mailing list, please email us or call (646) 660-6743.

Consulting Day Provides Pro Bono Consultations
Consulting Day, CNSM's signature community engagement program, offers nonprofit leaders and staff an annual opportunity to receive pro bono advice from more than 40 experienced consultants. The 45-minute, one-to-one sessions focus on:

  • Fundraising
  • Board development
  • Capacity building
  • Program evaluation
  • Marketing and communications
  • Financial management

In addition, the event includes two workshops on topics such as strategic enterprise and advanced social media. Please go to our Events Page for an archive of Consulting Day descriptions, videos, or seminars.

Nonprofit Policy Involvement
CSNM faculty regularly participates in nonprofit boards, advisory organizations, and governmental committees. Among their board involvement:

  • Director Jack Krauskopf was a member of the New York State Attorney General's Leadership Committee for Nonprofit Revitalization, and is on the New York City Independent Budget Offices' Advisory Board, as well as five nonprofit boards
  • Academic Director Nicole Marwell leads research on government financing of nonprofits, among other projects
  • Affiliate Hector Cordero-Guzman sits on the board of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Associations (ARNOVA)