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Nonprofit Sector Leadership Program

Tufts University

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $80,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2002–December 31, 2005
  • Location Medford, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Nonprofit Sector Leadership Program at Tufts University includes a professorship in public service at the Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs. The role of the professorship focuses on research, writing, teaching and speaking on key nonprofit sector issues.Multiyear funding will support objectives of the professorship that include increasing awareness and understanding of the essential role of civil society, philanthropy and voluntary action in maintaining and strengthening U.S. communities and democracy; finding ways to be useful in strengthening the capacity of the independent sector in the United States and abroad to be of the greatest possible service to society; and helping to achieve a better understanding of the relative public service roles of the governmental and independent sectors, and to build bridges between leaders of the two sectors for greater cooperation and coordination.Achievements during the past year included assisting in the establishment of the new Tufts University College of Citizenship & Public Service; consulting and participating with Bain & Company’s Bridgespan Group, which provides strategic assessment consulting services to nonprofits; working on the development of the Gardner Center at Stanford University; and participating on key nonprofit boards nationwide.