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Arthur Brooks

Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership


This course is designed to prepare HKS students to work in the nonprofit sector as managers, and ultimately, as leaders. It is appropriate for students with interests across the sector, from social services, to international aid, to the arts. The objective is to give students a basic background in organizational structure, social enterprise, resources, communications, and business planning. Both intellectual foundations and practical management strategies will be covered.

This class will focus exclusively on nonprofit management, and will not cover lobbying or political activism.

Students at any career stage with an interest building, growing, and running a non-profit organization will benefit from MLD-802M.

MLD-802M and MLD-427A&B are complementary courses and both may be taken for credit.