The City of San Diego Nonprofit Academy Wins Economic Development Collaboration Award of Merit

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The Nonprofit Institute and the City of San Diego will be honored with an Award of Merit by the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) for the City of San Diego Nonprofit Academy. This 2018 Economic Development Collaboration Award of Merit honors development projects between public and private sector that exemplify the spirit of collaboration during 2018.

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, and a 2018 UPLIFT Tribute Community Collaboration “Multiply the Blessings” award.

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

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