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Nonprofit Learning Institute Overview

Throughout the year, Philanthropy MA offers opportunities to increase your nonprofit's capacity with programs that focus more broadly than just fund development. These opportunities are meant to increase your understanding of nonprofit trends, best practices, and organizational needs in order to bolster the capacity of your organization to achieve its mission. Please use the navigation on the right hand menu to view current special initiatives.

In the past, Philanthropy MA has partnered with Bank of America Charitable Foundation and IBM Corporation to provide meaningful capacity building workshops for nonprofits.

Nonprofit Learning Institute

Partnership with Bank of America Charitable Foundation

The following nonprofit organizations will be participating in this year's Nonprofit Learning Institute (NPLI) program: 

Boston Women's Fund, Inc.

Lynn Economic Opportunity, Inc. (LEO)

Brown Box Theatre Project, Inc.

Margaret Fuller House
Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell, Inc. Massachusetts Asian American Commission

Community Boating Center


Community Boating Inc.

Our Neighbors' Table

Firehouse Center for the Arts

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence

Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center d/b/a Maritime Gloucester

Strategies for Youth, Inc.

Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity

The Genesis Foundation for Children

Growin Places

Y2Y Network

Latino STEM Alliance Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue


“It is definitely worth the time and effort. A large key to taking what is learned and implementing it is to have both board & staff representation at the sessions. It provides a great opportunity to hear the same story, share takeaways and to learn that your organization is not alone in its struggles and challenges. You build a sense of community and a stronger knowledge base of how you can meet some of the challenges”

"Having one consistent board member attend with me was really key in helping us implement some of the ideas from NPLI. This way, suggestions for change were coming from both a board member and the executive director, giving it more credibility and strength”

"As a new (and young) executive director, this series was incredibly helpful. I've used a lot of the information and tools in everyday worklife"

"Our board recruitment and vetting has become much more organized, as well as a formalized rotation plan so that the board continuously brings on new members and doesn't get stale”

“Very helpful for both board development and prospective donor ‘pitches.’ Was especially helpful to be able to bring key board members with me on specific subjects. They got a lot of out of it”

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