Strategic Nonprofit Management—India
Dates: July 26-31, 2020
Location: Ashoka University
The SNMI 2020 application form is live!
Dates: July 26-31, 2020
Location: Ashoka University
India’s nonprofit sector has the potential to make significant inroads into the region’s challenges — from ensuring access to clean water, sanitation, and nutritious food to improving health care and education. To succeed, social impact leaders must develop a focused mission and strategy, a solid operational model, strong governance, and effective leadership. SNMI’s professors, sector experts and alumni network prepare you for building high-performance organisations that can fulfill their missions, expand their scopes, and achieve their potential for improving lives. Developed in partnership with the Harvard Business School (HBS) Social Enterprise Initiative, SNMI is offered through the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP) at Ashoka University in India.
SNMI prepares you to build and lead an effective nonprofit organisation that drives social change and expands its impact. Empowered by the opportunity to step back and reflect on the direction of your mission and vision, you will leave with the tools needed to build a strong foundation, scale operations, and amplify your impact.
The programme fee of ₹ 2,36,000 (inclusive of GST) covers tuition, books, case materials, accommodation, and most meals. Need-based scholarships may be available to qualified candidates. Please contact Soumya Mohil for details at email@example.com.
SNMI can enhance your social impact in myriad ways.
Through a rich learning experience — including faculty presentations, case studies, dynamic classroom discussions, small-group workshops, guest speakers, and panel discussions — you will gain a deeper understanding of how successful nonprofit organisations are addressing their challenges and achieving their mission.
SNMI’s curriculum emphasizes South and Southeast Asia, with roughly two-thirds of the cases based on organisations in this region. Participants will learn alongside peers who share the challenges of operating in an emerging economy characterized by social challenges and infrastructure gaps. In special workshops throughout the program, you will team with peers to work on challenges that each of you has identified as critical to the success of your respective organisations. These exercises will help you formulate a plan of action to address your organisation’s challenges upon returning to work.
SNMI is developed and taught by top faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through their board memberships, consulting, and field-based research, they address the complex challenges facing nonprofit leaders across the globe.
More than 200 social impact leaders from Africa, Asia, and Oceania have earned SNMI certification since the launch of this executive education programme in 2017. Our alumni remain connected to their cohorts and the full SNMI community, and engaged with the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy, through a range of convening and research opportunities.
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What are the SNMI 2020 application and programme dates?
Applications will be accepted between March 16 and June 5, 2020.
The programme begins Sunday, July 26 and concludes at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020.
Where does SNMI take place?
SNMI is held on campus at Ashoka University in Sonepat, 40 km north of Delhi, India. The closest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).
When will accepted applicants be notified?
Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis between June 15 and June 30.
How much does this programme cost?
The programme fee of ₹2,36,000 (inclusive of GST) covers tuition, books, case materials, accommodation, and all meals. However, this does not cover airfare / travel to the Ashoka University campus. Payment will not be requested from accepted applicants until after June 15, 2020.
Is financial aid available?
Need-based scholarships may be available for candidates who have been accepted to the SNMI programme and are otherwise qualified for financial aid. Please contact Soumya Mohil for details at email@example.com.
Who is eligible to attend SNMI?
Now in its fourth year, SNMI is open to 80 exceptional and diverse social sector leaders in 2020. Previous cohorts have included leaders from Central Square Foundation, Clinton Health Access Initiative, CORO, Educate Girls, HelpAge India, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Paani Foundation, QUEST Alliance, and Teach for India. This programme is ideally suited for:
Is SNMI open to applicants from outside India?
Yes. We welcome diverse perspectives, including geographic diversity, to enrich the cohort experience for everyone.
What do participants gain from this experience?
SNMI’s faculty presentations, case studies, dynamic classroom discussions, small-group workshops, guest speakers, and panel discussions will give you a deeper understanding of how successful nonprofit organisations are addressing their challenges and achieving their mission. The programme’s 2020 curriculum emphasizes South and Southeast Asia, with roughly two-thirds of the cases based on organisations in the region. In special workshops throughout the program, you will team with peers to work on challenges that each of you has identified as critical to the success of your respective organisations. These exercises will help you formulate a plan of action to address your organisation’s challenges upon returning to work.
Is it mandatory to attend the entire programme?
Yes. From the keynote speeches to the small-group discussions, the SNMI learning experience is a complete package.
Where do participants stay during the programme?
SNMI participants are housed in one of the residence halls conveniently located on the Ashoka University campus. Rooms are fully furnished, air-conditioned and WiFi accessible. Housekeeping services, including laundry, are available; attendants are on call throughout the day for any cleaning-related requests. Campus breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in your tuition, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Each floor in the residence hall also has a fully stocked pantry, drinking water, refrigerator, and a small-kitchenette for basic cooking needs.
I am not sure if I will be able to attend SNMI this year, in light of COVID-19 travel restrictions and/or other factors that are uncertain at this time. Should I still apply?
Yes! If you are accepted and unable to attend this year, your application will be given priority for SNMI acceptance in 2021.
What if SNMI has to be postponed or canceled this year?
We will not process tuition payments before June 15, 2020. If the programme is unexpectedly canceled after that date, you may request your tuition refunded or applied to your SNMI participation in 2021.
1) Visit the Application Portal by clicking the “Apply now” button below.
2) On the portal, create an account, proceed to fill out the basic details on the page.
3) Make sure you select “Strategic Nonprofit Management India” as the program of choice.
4) Submit the details and please proceed to verify your email after.
(If using GoogleAuth, email address verification happens automatically)
5) Once the account has been created, login to the portal using your credentials.
6) Please fill out the SNMI application with the relevant details. Fields marked with * are optional.
7) If you face any issue while executing the above process, please email us at SNMI@ashoka.edu.in with your concern and/or raise a ticket in the Application portal.
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