Nonprofit Management

Welcome to the virtual home of the M.S. program in Nonprofit Management (NPM) at Milano/The New School. We invite you to look around our blog and get a feel for our community.

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Student Projects




Urban Matters Brief Co-Authored by Milano Students

The story originally appeared in Urban Matters Brief published by the Center for New York City Affairs (linked here), co-authored by NPM student Ana Carla Sant'Anna Costa. By Nicole Mader and Ana Carla Sant’Anna Costa Earlier this month, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) released a long-awaited plan designed to increase diversity in the city’s public schools. Noteworthy in the plan are two numeric goals the DOE proposes to use as “yardsticks” to measure their progress. Outside observers have celebrated these goals as a “bona-fide breakthrough” and also criticized them for “aim[ing] too low.” But the plan itself ...

Tahini Rahman, NPM ’17, Shares the Journey of a Tattooed Yemeni Feminist

Milano alumna Tahini Rahman (NPM '17) produced a story about how a young Muslim woman in Brooklyn struggles to reconcile being the person she wants to be and the woman her parents want her to be. The story and podcast titled "My Hijab, My Body – The Journey of a Tattooed Yemeni Feminist" was produced as part of Professor John Rudolph’s class on “Telling Immigrant Stories” in conjunction with Feet in Two Worlds. Check her article and podcast here. Rahman is a recent New School alumna. While at the New School, she pursued her MS in Nonprofit Management, focusing on ...
Aida Profile

Dr. Aida Rodriguez Recipient of the 2017 Hispanics in Philanthropy Giver Award

“I give because I feel like we have to fight, and I give to try to win that fight” –Aida Rodriguez , PhD Aida Rodriguez the recipient of the 2017 HIP Giver Award has tirelessly advocated for Latinos throughout her career. Among her many roles, she has served as a mentor, a board member, program evaluator, professor and change agent. Aida has served her community for more than 30 years; becoming an exemplary model for the men and women in the Latino community. During an interview with HIPGivers Rodriguez said, “HIPs work and my Latino giving is all one big ...
Professor Aida Rodriguez

A Celebration in Honor of Professor Aida Rodriguez

The Orozco Room was the setting for a celebration honoring Professor Aida Rodriguez, who is retiring after 18 years of dedication and service to the university. Aida joined the Milano School in 1999 as Professor of Professional Practice and Chair of the Nonprofit Management Program. When she arrived at The New School she brought with her a unique combination of public, nonprofit, and philanthropic sector know-how and a history of distinguished scholarship. Her career—then and now— is dedicated to ensuring social justice for people of color and women and social equity in philanthropy and philanthropic organizations with emphasis on Latino ...

Annie Bickerton (NPM ’14) Implementing and Scaling Social Change

When Annie joined Milano’s Nonprofit Management program she found a community that helped her to identity her strengths as a change agent. As a student, Annie’s Drive Change project was a winner of the New School’s 2013 New Challenge idea competition. Today, she continues to drive social change at MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization, where she works as a Research Analyst in the Health and Barriers to Employment Policy Area. Why did you choose to study at Milano/The New School? I had two goals when I was looking into grad school. On one hand, I ...
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