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Donahue Institute

The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute is the public service, outreach, and economic development unit of the University of Massachusetts President’s Office. Established in 1971, the Institute maintains offices throughout the Commonwealth. The Institute’s staff of over 120 work cooperatively with faculty and staff from the University’s five campuses, other institutions of higher education, and the public, private and non-profit sectors to provide a valuable bridge between theory and innovation, and real-world business applications.

Supporting the University President’s Office in numerous systemwide initiatives, the Donahue Institute is currently one of the state’s largest and strongest providers of management development programs, client-oriented training and technical assistance, applied research and evaluation, and integrated information technology and economic development initiatives. Staff also have extensive experience in workforce development, organizational restructuring, and the creation of strategic alliances.

In collaboration with client organizations, the Donahue Institute has developed more than 400 books, reports, surveys, guides, manuals, newsletters and other publications of use to the public. In its more than 30 years of service to the citizens of Massachusetts, the Donahue Institute has generated over $100 million in grants and contracts.

The Institute’s central administrative office is located at The Mass Venture Center, 100 Venture Way, Suite 9, Hadley, MA 01035; tel. (413) 545-0001; fax: (413) 545-3420; email:; Website: