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CNSM is a globally-recognized leader in analyzing the evolving role of nonprofit organizations in our society, politics, and the economy.

Through community engagement, teaching, and research, it examines how nonprofit organizations intersect with government, business, philanthropy, and communities to help solve today's most pressing policy issues. CNSM's New York City location promotes active engagement with the nation's most complex nonprofit sector, and secures internship and placement opportunities with many nonprofit organizations.

Contact Us

For general inquiries, including information about our seminars or to join our mailing list, please contact us by phone at (646) 660-6771 or via email.

Cristina Balboa, CNSM Director

Events Feature Policy Thought Leaders

CNSM delivers cutting-edge thinking about public sector leadership, management and policy through its seminar series, conferences, and Consulting Day event. All events focus on pressing nonprofit policy issues and provide an opportunity for practitioners to connect with noted experts in the field.

Check here to access an updated list of events, as well as PowerPoint presentations, videos, summaries, speaker biographies, and other event materials.

To obtain information about our seminars or to join our mailing list, please contact us by phone at (646) 660-6771 or by email.

Research for Scholars and Practitioners

CNSM promotes research on nonprofit and non-governmental organizations conducted by Baruch faculty. It also works with affiliated faculty and external organizations to produce original research on timely topics such as:

  • Perspectives on Human Services Issues
    CSNM has published an annual Nonprofit Executive Outlook Survey that analyzes the views of executive directors of New York City human services agencies about current conditions affecting their clients and the operations of their programs. The recent surveys include responses to Superstorm Sandy, as well as how human services organizations persevere in uncertain times.
  • Nonprofit Executive Outlook Survey
    CNSM conducts and publishes an annual Nonprofit Executive Outlook Survey, which presents the views of executive directors of human services organizations in New York. We report on what more than 150 nonprofit service organization leaders think about overall conditions in New York City, how particular groups in need of assistance are faring, and how public policies and operating issues affect the performance of the nonprofit services sector.

The Financial Health of Child Welfare Nonprofits in New York State [PDF] - August 2019. Conducted by Professors Rahul Pathak, Alexis Perrotta and James Krauskopf. Cosponsored with COFCCA
International NGOs in New York City: A Comparative Study [PDF] - Spring 2015
Far From Home: Nonprofits Assess Sandy Recovery and Disaster Preparedness [PDF]
The Financial Health of New York's Child Welfare Nonprofits [PDF]
The Helpers Need Help: New York City's Nonprofit Human Services Organizations Persevering in Uncertain Times [PDF] - Summer 2009
Nonprofit Executive Outlook Survey [PDF] - Winter 2008
Consulting Day Report [PDF] - Spring 2008
Nonprofit Executive Outlook Survey [PDF] - Spring 2007
Nonprofit Executive Outlook Survey [PDF] - Spring 2006
Nonprofit Executive Outlook Survey [PDF] - Spring 2005
Leadership, Diversity and Legal Services: Strategies for Increasing the Diversity of Legal Services Management in New York and in America's Most Diverse City [PDF] - Fall 2009. Conducted by Professor Sonia R. Jarvis.