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Program Cost

The real value of the NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program equates to more than $39,000 per person, but most of the program's cost is underwritten due to generous support from our sponsors in addition to NeighborWorks America's support. This means that participants pay a program fee of $5,500 to $12,000 depending on their organization's operating budget (see fee structure below) — that's subsidized 70-86% of the actual cost of the program.

The fee can be paid in two installments over the course of the program. The fee goes toward the overall program cost and tuition, the executive coaching, accommodations and meals during the Harvard sessions, the peer group meetings and the final forum at a NeighborWorks Training Institute at the end of the program.

You will be responsible for all airfare/travel costs, meals on travel days and during the non-Harvard sessions, accommodations at the non-Harvard events and possibly other incidentals. The details and costs are subject to change.

Core operating budget of less than $750,000
Year One:$4,000
Year Two: $1,500
Total: $5,500
Intermediate Sized Organizations
Core operating budget of $750,000 to $2 million
Year One:$5,500
Year Two: $2,500
Total: $8,000



Core operating budget of more than $2 million

Year One:$8,000
Year Two: $4,000
Total: $12,000

In a very real and explicit sense, the "price" of your participation is the time, effort, work and commitment you bring to the challenge you define. We will expect you to devote a substantial amount of energy and thought to really solving your challenge and mining this opportunity. In exchange for the substantial real costs we are subsidizing, we demand that you perform against this challenge and that you also provide us and future participants with feedback on your experience.

For additional information about Achieving Excellence, call (800) 438-5547 or (202) 760-4000, or e-mail