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Social justice, management best practices, and engagement with real clients are emphasized in this professional graduate program for leaders of the global nonprofit sector. Click here to find out more.

A Tribunal on Failed Governance: Climate Change, Inequality, and Jobless Growth

Back in February 2015 The Milano School hosted a Tribunal on global governance failures regarding increasing levels of social and economic inequality, unequal and jobless economic growth, and climate change. The Tribunal also launched an alliance between the Ford Foundation and the Milano School. The Tribunal shed light on the way that conferences such as Habitat III or International Climate Change Conferences can serve as global intermediaries to increase a city’s capacity and governance structures to operate in their particular urban situation. The Tribunal presented testimonies from affected peoples around the globe, indicting cities and governance for inaction regarding climate change, inequity, and jobless growth. A distinguished cross-cultural panel of judges heard the cases presented by a diverse collection of experts and witnesses. 

Nonprofit Management Student Sara Gallagher Wins Fulbright Award

saraNonprofit Management student Sara Gallagher has won a prestigious Fulbright award to teach English in the country of Georgia! The Fulbright Program is a highly competitive, merit-based grant program for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. Recipients of the reward receive scholarships to study, conduct research, or exercise their talents abroad. We asked Sara a couple questions about her plans:

Milano School: Can you explain your Fulbright fellowship?

Sara Gallagher: My fellowship is an ETA (English Teaching Assistantship) award which means I will be teaching English at a regional university. Georgia has a goal to make English its official second language by the year 2020. Achieving this will lead Georgia to engage in better relations with the European Union, strengthen tourism infrastructure, and preserve its cultural heritage. Because of this, I see English language education as a springboard to better economic prospects for people living in the country. In addition to teaching I’ll be running a creative writing program at the university because I see writing as a way to teach students to express themselves with precision and passion. Students will be encouraged to share their work online to make themselves visible in public space as new civil voices.



Milano School Representation at South by Southwest 2015

SXSWNonprofit Management Alumna and Marketing & Publications Director at The Nonprofit Technology Network Joleen Ong covered Milano Faculty Aaron Hill‘s presentation at South by Southwest in Austin Texas.

In Professor Hill’s hands-on session, participants worked with open data from the City of Austin to create prototypes that visually represent public data and invite exploration and explanation. The prototyping work also revealed a broader framework for the visual representation of data: why we do it and how to do it effectively. The prototypes created in the session will be presented to the City.

Joleen Ong reviews Professor Hill’s three principles for visual representation in her article in The NonProfit Times.

Nonprofit Management Alumna Erika Nonken Applies Philosophy Background to Consultancy Work

172363_583768261620_3280707_oErika Nonken graduated from the Nonprofit Management program in May 2013. Since graduating she has been engaged in nonprofit consultancy work through her business Reimagine Consulting, working with organizations on a variety of aspects of their work, including leadership, governance, fundraising and marketing/branding.  







Milano Welcomes Scholar-in-Residence Frank J. Omowale Satterwhite

OmowaleWe are pleased to announce that Frank J. Omowale Satterwhite has joined the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy as a Scholar-in-Residence.

Omowale is an acclaimed community-building specialist with more than 30 years of experience providing technical support and building capacity for social change in communities of color as well as other underserved communities. He now serves as president of Leadership Incorporated, a non-profit firm that provides capacity-building services in communities across the nation. He has provided technical assistance to more than 1,200 organizations in 43 states during his career. Omowale’s previous experience includes serving on the faculty of Oberlin College where he developed the first African-American studies program and as President of Applied Management and Organizational Services.

Omowale has a Ph.D. from Stanford University, an MA from Southern Illinois University and a BA from Howard University. He has also received numerous awards for his vast professional and public service, including a Kellogg Foundation National Fellowship, and other awards and community service awards from the National Council of Negro Women, Peninsula Community Foundation and KQED Television.

Please join us in welcoming Omowale to Milano. His office is located in room 605 at 72 5th Ave.