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Center for Nonprofits at SHU Recognized for Community Work

News Story: December 20, 2019

Vu Le speaks at Sacred Heart University's Nonprofit Conference and Bill HassGuest speaker Vu Le, left, presents his talk at the Center for Nonprofit Conference earlier this month. 
At right is William J. Hass, center director. 

After 17 years helping area nonprofits achieve their goals, Sacred Heart University’s Center for Nonprofits has been inducted into the Fairfield County Community’s Foundation (FCCF) Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) Hall of Fame.

The Center for Nonprofits at SHU has operated since 2002 in the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology. It provides students in the master of business administration (MBA) program with opportunities to assist nonprofit organizations to reach their goals. Students tackle the nonprofits’ challenges as their capstone projects, gaining hands-on experience and completing their work with a presentation of their findings and recommendations.

一道本不卡免费高清William J. Hass, center director, said the recognition is due in part to the University’s “ongoing collaborative relationship we have with the CNE in educating the future leaders of nonprofit organizations. We are continuously striving to improve the quality of that training and education, paying attention to the kinds of training that are most needed.

一道本不卡免费高清“The Center for Nonprofits has educated more than 850 MBA students over the past 17 years by arranging their capstone projects in area nonprofits, where the benefits are win-win,” Hass said. “The MBA students get to conduct real projects proposed by the nonprofits and provide them with a finished product at the end of the trimester. Likewise, more than 120 nonprofits have benefitted from the students’ work.”

Ten years ago, the FCCF established the CNE to strengthen, support, train and expand the region’s nonprofit community. The center has served 3,282 nonprofit leaders, staff and board members from 1,142 area nonprofits and supports hundreds of nonprofit organizations each year through workshops, webinars, coaching, fundraising support and networking opportunities.

During a celebration of its successful first decade, CNE representatives named the honorees to be inaugurated into its Hall of Fame, including SHU’s Center for Nonprofits. “It is a distinguished honor for SHU, as we were inducted as one of 10 organizations, one for each of the 10 years that the CNE has been in service,” said Hass.

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