The City of San Diego Nonprofit Academy Wins UPLIFT Award

The Nonprofit Institute and City of San Diego Receiving UPLIFT Award

The Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego and the City of San Diego were honored as a 2018 UPLIFT Tribute Community Collaboration Honoree for the City of San Diego Nonprofit Academy. This honor was one of four that were celebrated this past Saturday in the inaugural group of Community Collaborations that lift up the vulnerable populations of San Diego with faith, love, and goodwill. The Nonprofit Institute and the City of San Diego received the “Multiply the Blessings” award.

Launched in August 2016 and held twice a year, The City of San Diego Nonprofit Academy is a partnership between the City and The Nonprofit Institute at University of San Diego, offering free, two-day educational workshops to more than 100 local nonprofits that provide – or intend to provide – essential services to San Diegans. Since 2016, five City of San Diego Nonprofit Academies have trained over 740 attendees. In conjunction with the City of San Diego Nonprofit Academy training, we have brought City of San Diego Nonprofit Academy Signature Workshops to the community reaching over 300 attendees.

The City of San Diego Nonprofit Academy’s goal is to increase the quantity, quality and diversity of nonprofits applying each year for City service contracts worth millions of dollars in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and other economic development grant funding. There are more than 10,000 registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charities in San Diego.

The core courses (including Program Design and Three Indicators of Fiscal Competence) and electives (like Partnering with the City and Building an Effective Board) are the applied learning designed to strengthen a nonprofit’s effective management and organizational capacity. The curriculum was developed under the direction of Dr. Laura Deitrick, Associate Director of the Nonprofit Institute. Instructors include faculty from USD’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences, which offers a master’s in nonprofit management, as well as leading nonprofit experts and members of the City’s Economic Development Department.

The City of San Diego Nonprofit Academy has previously received a 2017 Excellence in Economic Development Gold Award from the International Economic Development Council in the Partnerships with Educational Institutions category.

Contact:

The Nonprofit Institute
nonprofit@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7443

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