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Welcome to the Centre for Nonprofit Management. We are based in the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin. We carry out research and offer programmes of education on nonprofit organisation and management and social entrepreneurship. Our website provides information on our activities and event. You can also use the site to access current and archived research reports and publications.

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Speaker event - Sonal Shah

1 October 2013 at the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

Sonal Shah is Senior Fellow at the Case Foundation and a Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University. She spoke about her experiences as entrepreneur and innovator.

Sonal She has worked in government, business and the nonprofit sectors. Until recently Shah was the Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the first White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation focused on investing in and scaling innovative models, leveraging technology, opening information in the social sector to solve some of the nation's toughest challenges. Sonal also served on President Obama's Transition Board overseeing and leading the Technology, Innovation, Government Reform group in setting up the government. Before joining the White House, Shah led Google's global development initiatives for its philanthropy,, focusing on leveraging technology and information to help the world's poor. Sonal also has started and managed nonprofits. She is the cofounder of an international nonprofit, Indicorps, which offers fellowships for the Indian diaspora around the world to work on development projects in India. The fellowship invests in and builds the leadership of the diaspora to be able to solve problems even in the toughest of circumstances.

Click here for more information on TCD's Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship.

May 2013 - Fenix Nonprofit Leaders visit the Centre for Nonprofit Management

The CNM hosted a group of nonprofit leaders from all over Sweden as part of the Fenix Programme coordinated by the nonprofit umbrella body, Ideell Arena, in Sweden. Participants learned about nonprofit organizing and its context in Ireland, and compared and contrasted the sector with their own. The two day programme was organized by Dr. Gemma Donnelly-Cox, CNM Director, and drew together third-sector leaders from Ireland.

May 2013 – High Point University Seminar

The Centre for Nonprofit Management welcomed a group of undergraduate students from High Point University, North Carolina, for a day-seminar on nonprofit organising in Ireland. The seminar was part of a HPU course designed to compare and contrast how nonprofits function and contribute to social fabric in the United States and in Ireland.

Speaker event - Mark Johnson, founder of UserVoice, "Only Offenders Can Stop Re-Offending"

23 January 2013, Innovation Academy, Trinity College Dublin

The School of Business, in association with the Innovation Academy, Enactus and our partners Ashoka Ireland are delighted to announce the first TCD Social Entrepreneurship Speaker Series event for 2013! Mark Johnson, founder of has a history of serious crime, homelessness and drug abuse. He went through rehabilitation at the age of 29, and since then has become a leading figure in the criminal justice reform movement. Mark's organisation, User Voice, exists to reduce offending. Their work is led and delivered by ex-offenders who foster dialogue between users and providers of services within the criminal justice system. Through democratically elected prison and probation councils, his work is providing ways to enable unheard voices to make a difference, convincing policy-makers and showing dramatic impact. User Voice believes “only offenders can stop re-offending.” Mark's autobiography, Wasted, is a best seller, and he is a regular columnist with the Guardian newspaper. Mark is currently in the process of bringing User Voice to the Irish Prison System.

For more information, click here for event poster.

Speaker event – Sascha Haselmayer

16 October 2012 at the Innovation Academy, Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin in association with Ashoka Ireland and the Innovation Academy presents SASCHA HASELMAYER elected Ashoka Fellow in 2011, founder of Living Labs Global and

After studying architecture, Sascha Haselmayer began his career focusing on extreme urban conflict situations, particularly in Soweto, Caracas and Belfast. Seeing the problems here being tackled through activism based around inflexible ideologies, he co-founded Interlace-Invent, a consultancy service for cities looking for innovation. In this TCD Social Entrepreneurship Speaker Series presentation, Sascha will introduce his work and invite students, entrepreneurs and local partners to engage in a new age of service delivery and innovation in Irish cities and towns.

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Last updated 3 October 2013 by cnm.