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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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 ...

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 ...