Nonprofit Center Launched
The Nonprofit and Public Management Program became the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership this September. The center's mission is to prepare students to found, lead, manage, or govern nonprofit organizations and organizations for the public good. Nora Silver, who has served as the director of the Nonprofit and Public Management Program, becomes director of the new center and an adjunct professor.
The center was created in response to increased demand from students for offerings in the nonprofit and public sectors. The center also recently received major gifts from individual and foundation sponsors.
In three years, the program has grown significantly. Its three courses have grown to eight, and the number of students placed as Berkeley Board Fellows on the boards of local nonprofits grew from eight to sixty. The Berkeley Board Fellows is one of the first and largest programs of its kind. Another program offering field experience is Social Sector Solutions, in which student consultants team up with McKinsey & Company coaches to help nonprofit organizations with high-impact, entrepreneurial ventures.