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RESPOND, INC. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RECEIVES HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SCHOLARSHIP
After Competitive Process, Jessica Brayden Awarded Admission to
Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management
SOMERVILLE—The Community Action Partners (CAP) of Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School announced that RESPOND, Inc. Executive Director Jessica Brayden has been awarded a scholarship to the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program at the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative Program. Brayden was awarded the scholarship after a competitive process with a record number of applicants.
“I am thrilled to be awarded the scholarship and appreciate the opportunity from CAP,” says Brayden. “In this difficult economic time for nonprofit organizations, any resources that can help us learn to be better and more effective leaders are always welcome, and when we are given those resources by a generous organization like CAP, it is truly a gift.”
Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management is an Executive Education program offered through the Social Enterprise Initiative that provides the opportunity for senior executives to examine their missions and develop new strategies for the global economy. The program guides nonprofit executive directors and CEOs as they explore proactive methods for mastering nonprofit leadership in uncertain times.
RESPOND, Inc. engaged CAP in October of 2011 to help develop a strategic plan for the agency as it continues to grow. Based on the work CAP has done and on RESPOND’s needs for the future, CAP liaison Dennis Corcoran, who has managed the RESPOND project, nominated Brayden to attend the July program on a full scholarship, valued at $5,000. The scholarship is sponsored by CAP, which provides pro bono consulting to nonprofit organizations.
“As we have worked with RESPOND over the past several months, we have developed an understanding not only for their mission of ending domestic violence, but also for their excellent organizational leadership and dedicated staff,” says Corcoran, CAP board member and the CAP liaison on the RESPOND project. “We are happy to award Jessica and RESPOND with this scholarship because we know it will truly help them in advancing their mission and their organization’s success.”
About RESPOND, Inc.
RESPOND, Inc., New England’s first domestic violence agency and the second oldest in the nation, reaches over 7,000 survivors of domestic violence each year through free, confidential community and shelter-based services. RESPOND is based in Somerville and serves communities throughout Greater Boston and beyond with a special emphasis on Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Somerville, Cambridge, Stoneham, Wakefield, Winchester and Woburn. Programs and services include an emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis hotline, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, community outreach and educational programs. Services are currently provided in Spanish, English, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, and French. For assistance, please call RESPOND’s 24-hour hotline at 617-623-5900. For more information on volunteering or to make a donation please call 617-625-5996 or visit www.respondinc.org
About Community Action Partners
Community Action Partners (CAP) is a volunteer organization of Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School alumni helping Boston-area nonprofits apply management skills to their business challenges. Founded in 1993, CAP marshals more than 100 HBS and HKS volunteers each year to serve 13 to 16 nonprofits, operating under the aegis of the HBS Alumni Association of Boston. This year, CAP will provide more than 6,000 hours of pro bono consulting through 116 volunteers. CAP offers volunteer consulting assistance in areas such as: strategic and business planning; market research and marketing strategy; financial planning and analysis; board development and governance; organizational development. Organizations interested in applying to CAP for consulting assistance should contact Sarah Perry at email@example.com or visit the CAP website at http://cap-hbsab.org/