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




Erica Kohl-Arena: The Self-Help Myth Book Preview

  In the upcoming weeks Milano is proud to host a series of events to celebrate the publication of Management Professor Erica Kohl-Arenas’ dedicated, robust and timely research on the evolution and future of philanthropy. Her book, The Self-Help Myth: How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty will be showcased in a sneak preview at Milano’s Alumni Networking Event next Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 as well as a formal launch on Thursday December 10th (please see below for both event details). Professor Kohl-Arenas’ is the first book published in the University of California Press public scholarship series, “Poverty, Interrupted”. She asks, can ...
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Summer 2015 Home Games: Milano Students Consult for Youth Baseball Leagues

Summer 2015 Home Games Milano graduate students’ consulting for local youth baseball organizationsCoursework at Milano and throughout The New School consciously aims to blend theory and practice, with students engaging in and learning from a wide variety of organizations.  We hope this will be the first of several articles highlighting the work students do as a part of their learning and service to the community.This summer six Milano graduate students had the opportunity to participate in a short-term, consultancy with a foundation supporting the development of youth baseball league--and receive a stipend for their work. The team was a mix ...

Nonprofit Governance: Concepts, Visions, and Perspectives

 When Antonin Wagner, Emeritus Professor of Management at the Milano School, was asked to serve as guest editor of a special issue of Administrative Sciences on nonprofit governance, he found himself reflecting on the relationship of social theory and practice articulated by The New School’s émigré community of the 1930s. Following their lead, Antonin in his call for papers wished to attract submissions from researchers representing both mainstream organization studies and the kind of critical reasoning and intellectual quest for social justice to which he was exposed in his 15 years teaching at The New School. Antonin’s introductory note with the ...
Dennis Derryck

Dennis Derryck: A Face of The Food Justice Community

Management Professor, Dennis Derryck is featured in Liam Alexander’s collage-portraits at NYU’s Kimmel Galleries. “I/THOU” is a two-part installation at “reflecting on concurrent themes in social justice and a conversation series exploring an individual’s role in social activism.” The Kimmel Windows host Alexander’s incredible portraits of  “11 individuals who are making a difference in social justice and activism, right now.”I-THOU is on view until October 17th at:NYU’s Kimmel Center: 60 Washington Sq. South, New York NYCheck out the installation’s website and Dennis’ Feature!   ...

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 ...