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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.

Visit the Nonprofit Management page at newschool.edu to learn about degree requirements, application information, program faculty, and more.

Student Projects






A Surprise Reunion for Three Milano Alumni

It was a surprise reunion this week in D.C. for Milano alumni Heather Sheridan, Blaise Rastello and Nicole Giannone, who ran into one another at the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference. Since their time at Milano, all three have moved on to occupy notable positions in housing services. Heather Sheridan is now the Director of Homeless Services at the Maryland Department of Human Resources, Blaise Rastello works as the Development Director of Affordable Housing at Gilbane Development Company in Virginia, and Nicole Giannone holds the title of Director of Evaluation, Training and Advocacy at Ali Forney Center in New York ...
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GPIA Student Laura Nitz Receives New Challenge Grant for The North School

GPIA student Laura Nitz has received a $5000 grant from New Challenge in order to strengthen The North School's capacity and permanence.  They aim to do this by expanding their current 3D printing studio into an integrated co-working and maker space, which will develop into a tech incubator.  The space that they've chosen, known locally as The School House, is an iconic 16000 sq foot structure in Callicoon, NY - the rural, Western New York town that serves as their home base.  The North School is a creative consultancy focused on design- and education-driven approaches to economic development.  They prioritize working with stakeholders ...
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Erica Kohl-Arenas

Professor Erica Kohl-Arenas Discusses Addressing Inequality Via Philanthropy

Kohl-Arenas, who has researched foundations for many years, investigates whether or not foundation philanthropy can substantially address inequalities in America.“Across the twitter-sphere philanthropy insiders are congratulating the Ford Foundation for its recent announcement to commit all grant-making to tackling inequality. But is this move as new or as bold as many people think? Haven’t we been here before?”Access the full publication here: Can Philanthropy Ever Reduce Inequality? ...
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IFP SA Correspondent Shadi Garman Discusses Her Experience Working with Online Newspaper in Cape Town

Shadi Garman is a student in the Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA) pursuing a concentration in Media and Culture. She is currently in Cape Town, South Africa where she is participating in the 2015 International Field Program (IFP) during June and July. In Cape Town she is working with GroundUp, an online community-focused newspaper, to create photography and assist with their social media presence. In this interview Shadi shares her experiences working with GroundUp so far.      (more…) ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Dawn Davis

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I'm a Sustainability Strategist, consulting for an array of clients interested in building their brand upon a foundation of organization and clarity. I'm interested in community movements, media and music. The power of the internet, a tool which connects a broad ecosystem of change makers and fundraisers for social change, astounds me, almost as much as our molecular make up.    What brought you to Milano? I became an activist while thrust into a legal assistant job at a 250+ year old law firm.  I was caring for my elderly grandfather in my hometown, where ...
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