The Irish Institute at Boston College is proud to have hosted the Non-Profit Development Program in June, 2002. The second program of its kind run by the Institute, this program was designed to provide valuable fundraising and development skills to participants to aid them in building sustainable non-profit organizations. By attending workshops with successful Boston area non-profits, the program provided models of public/private partnership, capital and annual fundraising, volunteer management and board management. Boston College faculty from the Carroll School of Management, as well as those from other Universities provided academic grounding in the latest theory of non-profit management and development. In addition, the group traveled to Buffalo, New York where it was hosted by Atlantic Corridor, Inc. a non-profit economic development organization. This combination of seminars, site visits and travel allowed the participants to study best practices and build lasting relationships with each other and their American colleagues.