- 11 months ago
ome nonprofit leaders have a tendency to build organizations and programs around issues for which they have a passion. They believe in their hearts that, “…if they build it, people will come…” In other cases leaders continue to use program models that are no longer relevant to the communities they serve. These practices can lead to duplication of services, while other needs go unmet. Tune in as Valerie F. Leonard talks about community needs assessments.
Valerie is an expert in community and organizational development, with a mission of strengthening the capacity of organizations to make a positive impact on the communities they serve through technical assistance, specialized workshops, resource and organizational development and project management. She also teaches online courses in nonprofit management with the UIC Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program. She has designed a number of intensive workshops to help nonprofits build capacity, including Capacity Building Blocks