The Harvard 100 Vision


Inspired by Chuck ReCorr, a Triangle philanthropist, this innovative leadership development program recognizes that human capital is our number one asset. Our vision is to develop the most effective nonprofit community in the nation through coordination, collaboration, and when appropriate, consolidation.

The Impact of Investing
in Nonprofit Leadership

What is The Harvard 100?

The Harvard 100 is a community-driven collective of empowered nonprofit leaders that inspire camaraderie and leadership development in the Triangle. These leaders focus on outcomes versus outputs to effect transformation and sustainable business strategies for their organizations and the community at large. They are willing to pay it forward and are committed to investing in human capital.

Wondering what’s so great about it? Hear founder, Chuck RecCorr, share more about the value of investing in human capital with Harvard 100 alum, Staci Barfield.

The Program

Governing for Nonprofit Excellence

Harvard’s Governing for Nonprofit Excellence curriculum is designed to help individual board members enhance the leadership and stewardship they deliver to their organizations. Through case studies and discussions, they explore the difficulties faced by other boards in several key areas of governance and emerge better prepared to achieve excellence within their own organizations.

Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations

Harvard’s PMNO curriculum helps organizations translate mission into metrics. The ability to gauge performance accurately and comprehensively can be critical to funding and to the organization’s overall effectiveness. In this nonprofit management program, you will explore the nature of performance measurement and its impact on resource allocation, organizational learning, internal processes and accountability.

Acceptance Criteria

Learn more about the combination of Harvard’s and The Harvard 100’s criteria for the Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations (PMNO) program.

The Founder

Chuck ReCorr had a vision in 2012 to send 100 Triangle-area nonprofit leaders to Harvard’s Governing for Nonprofit Excellence Program, which inspired the name for the group of participants, The Harvard 100. These community leaders have formed a community of shared experience and passion for strong governance. Reaching the 100 milestone speaks to the success of his experiment to professionally empower nonprofit leaders. Our hope for the future is that nonprofit organizations will continue this legacy by investing in their human capital – the people behind the impacts that are helping address our community’s biggest challenges. We invite you to join us.

Club Leadership

The Harvard 100 is a club that relies on its members to plan and execute educational and social events. Current club officers are listed below. We are actively seeking the next generation of Harvard 100 leaders. If you are interested in volunteering or serving in a leadership capacity, we want to hear from you!

President: Phil Kowalczyk

Programs: Danny Rosin

Communications: Dana Lange

Secretary: Staci Barfield