What We Do
In essence, the Center for Nonprofit Management helps the helpers. How?
- Conduct and commission research to better understand regional issues and effective learning programs for the nonprofit community. Currently at the Center, we are focusing on data collection and research as a critical component of local capacity building. This information is used for a mapping of the regional nonprofit sector. We gather local opinions about the most pressing issues facing the sector. Our survey software is powered by SurveyGizmo.
- Design and sponsor learning programs including workshops, conferences and train-the-trainer series on topics such as governance, budgeting, strategic planning, development, marketing, evaluation and information management.
- Facilitate the engagement of the Stonehill community - students, faculty, staff and alumni – to assist organizations with a variety of technical assistance, research and volunteer needs. The Center has student interns available to work with community-based agencies on short-term projects.
- Convene groups and sponsor forums to engage nonprofit stakeholders, hear diverse community voices, share successful strategies and support collaboration and partnerships.
- Serve as a physical resource for the local nonprofit community, with meeting and conference space, as well as a resource room equipped with networked computers and the Foundation Directory Online™. Orientations are provided once a month and upon completion of the training, you can make an appointment to use the Resource Room. The Brocktonian Room at the Center's 16 Belmont Street address is available for nonprofits to use for training, board meetings or other events. The room can be reserved through the Center. Please visit our Services page for more information.