Strong, reciprocal community and campus partnerships can transform students, improve research, and expand community capacity. However, it is not always obvious to nonprofits on how to navigate partnerships.
Please join us on Thursday, February 7th from 8-9:30 a.m. Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. In this workshop , we will review what research says about the practices that make for quality partnerships. We will share new ideas for creating and sustaining partnerships. Finally, we will discuss new ways of helping shape student experiences that maximize effectiveness on both sides for the volunteers and the nonprofits they serve.
Emily J. Shields is the executive director of Iowa Campus Compact (IACC) and acting director of Minnesota Campus Compact, statewide organizations supporting colleges and universities in community engagement and the civic mission of higher education. She received a B.A. degree in journalism and political science from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in philanthropy and nonprofit development at the University of Northern Iowa. Shields served as chief of staff for the Rebuild Iowa Office and was senate liaison and policy adviser to Iowa’s governor. She has worked in field organizing and fundraising and served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member.
Julianne Gassman is an Associate Professor in the Division of Leisure, Youth & Human Services and serves as UNI’s Director of Community Engagement and the Campus Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Dr. Gassman has taught in the area of nonprofit management for the past twenty years, is the author/co-author of numerous books and publications in the area of nonprofit management and youth development. Her research interests includes service-learning, student’s engagement in student organizations, and the impact of student debt.
Free for members; $25 non-members.