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Non-Profit Development

Boston, MA & Denver, CO: May 10-23, 2003


The Irish Institute at Boston College is pleased to have hosted the Non-Profit Development Program from May 10 - 23, 2003.  The program brought directors and fundraising managers within the non-profit sector in Ireland and Northern Ireland to Boston College for a series of graduate-level seminars and visits with development counterparts in the not-for-profit sectors in Massachusetts and Denver, Colorado.

This was the third program of its kind run by the Irish Institute with the goal of supporting the development of sustainable non-profit organizations by providing valuable fundraising and development skills to executives and showcasing effective examples in the United States. The program aimed to provide models of public-private partnership, capital campaigns, annual fundraising, harnessing volunteer effort, and board management.

While in Boston the program featured several seminars with Boston College faculty members from the Carroll School of Management and the Social Welfare Research Institute. Site visits included the American Ireland Fund, the Boston Foundation, Codman Square Health Center, Community Servings, WBUR, and the Environmental League of Massachusetts.

In Denver the program was hosted by the Mile High United Way, and the group also met with their colleagues at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Gill Foundation, Social Venture Partners and Volunteers of America.