Our work in this vertical addresses the capability gap across both ends of the leadership spectrum i.e. existing leadership as well as emerging leadership. We offer programmes for senior nonprofit leaders on institution building, governance, and sustainability, in partnership with other academic institutions and sector experts. To nurture new leadership in the social impact sector, we offer a range of initiatives for Ashoka students, including an 18-month social sector fellowship programme.

Our goal is to raise sector ambition, talent and sustainability.

Strategic Nonprofit Management-India

SNMI is an executive education programme for Indian non-profit leaders aimed at building sustainable institutions at scale, delivered in partnership with Harvard Business School and Dasra. Exploring best practices in nonprofit strategy, governance, and leadership, the programme prepares senior decision-makers in established / growing nonprofits to build a high-performance organisation that can fulfill its mission, expand its scope, and achieve its potential for improving lives.


Applications for the 2018 programme are now open. For more information on the programme, and to apply, please visit the SNMI website

Mother Teresa Fellowship

The Mother Teresa Fellowship (MTF) is an 18-month programme that works with selected graduates from Ashoka University’s Young India Fellowship programme who are embarking on careers in the social impact sector. The programme provides mentorship, community building and networking support, as well as financial assistance to Fellows earning below a certain threshold.

Student Engagement

The student engagement activities at the Centre are geared towards raising awareness about the social impact sector and exposing students to a range of people, organisations, and approaches working in the sector. This is done through events, speaker series, workshops etc.

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