Allison Becker
B.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.
 
 
Alex Greer
M.S. '12 and Ph.D. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
 
 
Andrew Haines
MPA '03 – An accomplished local government leader and appointed official.
 
 
Angela Gladwell
M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
 
 
Elizabeth Burland
M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
 
 
Chunjing Liu
M.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.
 
 
Cimone Philpotts
MPA '13 - Assistantship and Legislative Fellows experiences enrich doctoral student's blossoming career
 
 
Savannah Edwards
MPA '17 - Planning for sustainable and complete communities in Delaware and Maryland.
 
 
Scott Murphy Eisenhart
MPA '17 - Legislative aide credits Biden School for helping him excel in the world of politics and policy.
 
 
Taylor Hawk
MPA '17 - Graduate oversees every stage of policy development for Senate Majority Caucus.
 
 
Gwen Angalet
Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
 
 
Hira Rashid
M.A. '15, Ph.D. '20 – Fulbright scholar who studied global health economics and urbanization.
 
 
Katelyn Andrews (Hosey)
MPA '16 - Research assistant and Legislative Fellow experience help inform grad's career trajectory.
 
 
Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
 
 
James B. Goetschius
Ph.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.
 
 
Jenna Ahner
B.A. '12 and MPA '14 - Aligning K-12, postsecondary, and workforce systems
 
 
Jissell Martinez
MPA '10 - Manages fiscal affairs and serves as a liaison for the Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
 
 
John Carney
MPA '86 – Governor of the State of Delaware
 
 
Kelsey Edmond
B.S. '14, M.P.A. '18 - OCL program prepared her for success in pursuit of an interdisciplinary career.
 
 
Kirsten Jones
M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.
 
 
Laura Keeley
Laura Keeley found success working as an Architectural Historian after graduating from the Public Planning and
 
 
Lindsey Interlante
MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.
 
 
Mark D Stevens
MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
 
 
Matthew Garlipp
B.A. '13 - Enabling organizational accountability via performance metrics, evaluation, and strategic planning
 
 
Megan Wakelee
B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
 
 
Meredith Rubin
B.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.
 
 
Merritt Burke IV
MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
 
 
Evan Miller
MPA '17 - Local Government Management Fellowship kickstarts graduate's professional career.
 
 
Natasha R. Nau
MPA '12 - Advocating for efficient resource allocation and streamlined service delivery in local government.
 
 
Emma Odren
MPA '18 - From IPA fellow to nonprofit manager, grad attributes workplace success to grad school experience.
 
 
Paige Gugerty
B.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections between healthcare providers and resources.
 
 
Paul Ruiz
B.A. and M.A. '13 - Advocating for alternative fuels and reducing America's dependence on oil.
 
 
Ryan Burke
Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
 
 
Scott Beale
MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
 
 
Serita Porter
M.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.
 
 
Stephanie Ottino
B.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.
 
 
Fratern Masika Tarimo
MPA '09 - Supports nonprofit efforts to help communities in many African countries.
 
 
Thomas Martin
Ph.D. '14 - Directing the M.S. in Health Informatics program in the College of Public Health at Temple Univ.
 
 
Elizabeth Lockman
M.A. '15 - Delaware state senator with roots in advocacy.
 
 
Tom DeWire
MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.
 
 
Vitaly Lee
MPA '97 - energy industry project development, regulatory and asset management
 
 
Yuliya Brel
M.A. '15 - Continuing her public policy education and assisting with research at the University of Delaware.
 
 
Zack Adinoff
M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
 
 
Mary Kuna
M.A. '12 - Among the youngest women in PA governement to hold her level position
 
 
Dan Henne
MPA, ’19 – Anticipates and analyzes critical events that could impact worldwide operations
 
 
Wanja Thuku
MPA, ’19 – Expanding the reach of the BDT across the nation through strategic partnerships
 
 
Noah Toly
M.A. '05, Ph.D. '06 - Now provost with a career of scholarship and service that engages a broader public.
 
 
Madison Cann
B.A. '19 - Continuing her education to work in domestic policy for social justice.
 
 
Kohei Akiba
B.A. '20 - Advancing public health research using skills he learned as a student
 
 
Betsey Suchanic
MPA '19 – Supporting public libraries as an essential community resource
 
 
Lauren Camp Gates
MPA '17 - Advocacating for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families
 
 
Ellen Schenk
MPP '21 – Applies analytical skills to reproductive health and behavioral health projects
 
 
Frank Mieczkowski
MPA '03 – Experience as Legislative Fellow led to passion for public service and committment to justice
 
 
Dabney Brice
MPA '20 - Advocating for equitable investment in social entrepreneurs
 
 
Roger Huston
Ph.D. '19 - Applying organizational theory and management in higher education
 
 
Allie Foster
MPA ’22 – Overseeing the distribution of nearly $102 million in relief funding
 
 
Alexandra Tarantino
Alexandra Tarantino is a University of Delaware Alumni who graduated from the Historic Preservation Master's p
 
 
Jeremy Rothwell
M.A. '14, HP Cert '15 - Technical review of all city site-plans, subdivision and building permit applications.
 
 
Courtney Mogavero
B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
 
 
Janet Sheridan
M.A. '07 - Providing heritage preservation services, and cultural landscape research in southern New Jersey.
 
 
Melanie Ross Levin
B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.
 
 
Dená Brummer
MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
 
 
Eric Anthony Johnson
Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
 
 
David Rudder
Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
 
 
Erin Kennedy
MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
 
 
Tom Friedman
MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
 
 
Mike Morton
MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
 
 
Jonathan Kirch
MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
 
 
Albert Shields
MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
 
 
Kim Gomes
MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
 
 
Erika Farris
M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
 
 
Mike Fortner
MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
 
 
Emily Gonce
MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.
 
 
Bill Clark
MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
 
 
Barrett Edwards
MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
 
 
Benjamin Attia
MEEP'16 - Research and consulting on market trends in solar photovoltaics in Africa and the Middle East
 
 
Anastasia Kuzmina
MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
 
 
Wei-Ming Chen
Conducting renewable energy and electricity market researches
 
 
Michelle Kung
PHDUAPP'14 - Promoting innovation and technology through mentoring and investing technology startups
 
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Program participants

The Center for Community Research & Service (CCRS) has been supporting Delaware nonprofits since 1990 by providing valuable and needed training to nonprofit leaders so they may lead their organizations efficiently and effectively. The 15-week Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program (NLCP) is in its 33rd year. In addition to receiving critical content from accomplished trainers in the sector, participants build on the course modules to assess their organizations and develop action plans in the strategic areas of their choice. The peer-to-peer sharing and networking aspect of the course is a great benefit of the cohort model of the NLCP.

Graduates of the program have gone on to lead organizations of every size and in every sector of the nonprofit industry. Graduates of the course receive a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, as well as 10.5 CEUs.

NEXT COHORT: Fall 2022 (9/1-12/15)
Meets Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

SCHEDULE: Thursdays 8:30 am-4:30 pm
FORMAT:
Hybrid. 8 full day in-person sessions, 7 half day synchronous online sessions and asynchronous content. All classes held during published class times. Dates of specific half day and full day sessions below.
LOCATION of IN-PERSON SESSIONS:
Community Service Building, 100 West 10th Street, Wilmington, Delaware
CONTACT: signe@udel.edu
COST: $2595
Package pricing is available for organizations that send more than one person from their leadership team.
REGISTER NOW

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Program Schedule:

​In-person sessions:  (8:30-4:30)

9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1,12/15

Zoom Sessions: (9:00-11:30 AM) (some optional small group sessions and coaching sessions will be held virtually on Thursday afternoons)

9/1, 9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 12/8

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Course Curriculum

Organizational Assessment and Strategy This module focuses on the basic theories and functions of strategic planning and management, and introduces students to the planning/ monitoring/ evaluation cycle. Financial aspects of strategic planning and management are addressed.

Financial Management & Oversight This module emphasizes the communication and interpretation of financial information for decision-making by managers, governing boards, granting agencies and donors. Techniques and principles of cash flow prediction, resource allocation, financial statement analysis, and budgeting and control are presented.

Strategic Technology Planning This module focuses on strategically planning for and managing technology, to help nonprofit managers make informed and intelligent technology investments, and use technology to accomplish the organization's mission.

Leadership and Innovation in Nonprofit Organizations This module focuses on three aspects of leadership: developing and working within a multi-cultural management team, understanding management styles, and conflict resolution. Attention and focus will also be paid to working on innovative tools and strategies to manage problems and issues more creatively.

Board Governance This module will address key elements to developing and maintaining an active and engaged board for your nonprofit.

Human Resources Management This module trains managers in selected aspects of personnel management, including interviewing and selection, employment law, classification and compensation, career development, and performance management.

Volunteer Management This module covers the design and management of successful volunteer programs.

Advocacy This module enhances nonprofit managers' understanding of the importance of advocacy and government relations in serving their mission, and equips them with the skills and knowledge to be effective in influencing public policy. It also addresses the use of technology as a tool for increased advocacy.

Fundraising Approaches to developing systematic fundraising strategies are presented. Sources of nonprofit revenue, historical philanthropic patterns, and strategies to achieve a stable and diversified funding base are reviewed.

Grantwriting  This module will cover the basics of grantseeking and grantwriting. 

Marketing This module emphasizes effective strategies in marketing, public relations and branding.

Succession Planning This module focuses on planning for leadership succession within nonprofit organizations.

Program Evaluation This module presents basic concepts and models for determining how efficiently and effectively the organization is performing. Strategies for incorporating the results of evaluation into program planning, program implementation, and justifying resource requirements are covered.

Course Project Participants are required to complete course assignments on each of the modules. This very valuable component of the NLCP will assist managers and directors with implementing the knowledge and skills they have acquired as a result of the curriculum. Nonprofit professionals will work to identify key issue areas of their organization and/or program and develop, goals and an implementation plan for these key areas. Participants are required to present their plan as part of their final project on the final day of the course. The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program is supported in part by the state of Delaware.

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For more information:

​Please reach out to Signe Bell at signe@udel.edu

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY for 2022 Fall Cohort

Great News! The Delaware legislature established the Elevate Delaware program to provide up to $10,000 to individuals for approved noncredit programs. Visit the PCS page on the Elevate Delaware program for more information or to see if you qualify!

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