Core Certificate Program
Now in its sixth year of operation, the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership has graduated more than 250 students from its original Core Certificate Program, which is a seven-month, highly practical course of study for senior managers and executive directors. Its unique blend of classroom learning, small groups, case-based conversation, mentoring, and networking opportunities sets it apart from other nonprofit education programs.
Community Fellows Program
In Fall 2012, INML launched a second certificate program: the Community Fellows Program, geared toward young, urban nonprofit leaders. The program combines organizational and community leadership, and its long-term aim is to build greater diversity within the ranks of nonprofit leadership.
Board Leadership Seminar Program
INML also offers a Board Leadership Seminar Program comprised of three sessions, held two or three times annually. These sessions are geared toward nonprofit board members interested in professionalizing and increasing their board’s positive impact.
Almost as important as its educational efforts, INML is committed to building a strong, cohesive nonprofit network in Greater Boston. Collaboration, lifelong learning, mutual support, and sharing in common cause can greatly increase the effectiveness of individual, and often small, nonprofit organizations.
Meeting Community Challenges
Our programs are designed to meet the following community challenges:
- Shortage of senior managers who are prepared to lead nonprofits
- Acute shortage of well-prepared managers of color
- Isolation of senior managers leading nonprofit organizations
INML’s combination of coursework, experiential learning, mentoring, and peer support is designed to address these challenges and prepare new nonprofit leaders for the coming decades.