The Cape Cod Foundation announces that the Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP) will conduct its award-winning Core Certificate Program on Cape Cod for the second year.  Nonprofit leaders from across Cape Cod and The Islands are invited to apply for this intensive professional development program, which runs from October to April.  The application process is entirely online at www.nonprofitpractice.org.  Priority applications are due June 15.

The Cape Cod Foundation was able to facilitate the launch of this program last fall through a first-of-its-kind funder collaborative.  Eight funders who believe in strengthening the local nonprofit sector through education, joined forces to underwrite the cost of bringing this exemplary program to the community. The 16 leaders from the inaugural class will graduate in May. They represent a wide range of nonprofit organizations from across the Cape, as well as Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

“We believe empowering nonprofits empowers the community,” says Kristin O’Malley, President and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation. “Every day, our nonprofit leaders address some of the Cape’s most complex issues: affordable housing, vital health and human services and environmental and wildlife protection. They also enrich our lives through educational opportunities and cultural experiences.  Investing in the professional development of our leaders will have a powerful impact now—and in the years to come.”

Enrollment for the Class of 2018 is limited to 16 students. The cost of the program will be partially offset again by local funders. Scholarships and additional funding may be available, so O’Malley encourages all interested nonprofit leaders to apply.

Classes will include approximately 50 hours of classroom sessions on nonprofit management and leadership skills, and another 30 hours of small-group sessions which encourage shared problem-solving, reflection, and application of skills. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with a mentor and have ongoing access to all of the Institute’s alumni programs. In May 2018, students will graduate with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, a national leader in civic engagement.  Learn more about the Institute for Nonprofit Practice at www.nonprofitpractice.org.