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Mandel School to host Nonprofit Management Series this semester; series begins Feb. 21

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will bring some of Cleveland’s most respected nonprofit leaders and some of the school’s distinguished alumni to campus for the Nonprofit Management Series this semester. At three lectures this spring, guests will share their expertise and insights into the nonprofit landscape. All events will be free and open to the public.

Professional Development hours are available to Mandel School students.

Members of the university community can register for these events through Eventbrite.

Nonprofit Advocacy

Feb. 21

Nonprofit leaders are often among the few voices speaking on behalf of the needs of the vulnerable. This session will take a look at the current advocacy landscape in Ohio and provide strategies for how to best promote needed social change.

The panel will be composed of:

  • John Corlett, president and executive director of The Center for Community Solutions;
  • Marcia Egbert, senior program officer for human services at The George Gund Foundation; and
  • Alesha Washington, vice president of government advocacy at the Greater Cleveland Partnership.

Strategic Branding

March 21

In the for-profit sector, a company’s brand is considered a major asset to be leveraged and defended. In the nonprofit sector, brand is also crucial, though organizations focus mainly on aspects like reputation, service quality and donor loyalty. This session will bring expertise to thinking about brand in the nonprofit sector.

The panel will be composed of:

  • Tricia Kuivinen, executive director at Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County, and an adjunct instructor at the Mandel School; and
  • Tana Peckham, chief marketing and communications officer for the Cleveland Public Library.

Leadership & Legacy: A Conversation with Steven Minter

April 25

A seasoned perspective on current affairs in the nonprofit sector can help take stock of where the industry is and how it got there. With more than 60 years of experience as a civic, philanthropic and social service leader, Steven Minter has a unique lens on the nonprofit landscape in Cleveland.

In a rare opportunity, attendees will be able to converse with Minter and hear his thoughts on:

  • Leading and managing nonprofits;
  • Developing public-private partnerships;
  • Career pathways; and
  • The future of nonprofits and philanthropy.

To celebrate Nonprofit Impact Month, a one-hour networking event will follow this presentation.