Cleveland State University - Center for Nonprofit Policy and Practice

Address: 1717 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Description: The Center for Nonprofit Policy & Practice (CNP&P) arose from the Levin College's involvement with community and neighborhood organizations in Cleveland dating back to the 1970s. CNP&P was founded to support and foster the health of the nonprofit sector in the region through training and technical assistance that support the role of nonprofits in civil society; scholarly and applied research; and undergraduate and graduate education in the leadership and management of nonprofit organizations. CNP&P's mission is to nurture civil society by strengthening community and faith-based nonprofit organizations.

Research Specialty: Board and Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Organizational Assessment Public and Social Policy

Subject Terms: Board of Directors, Nonprofit, Public/Private Partnerships

NACC Representative: Stuart C. Mendel, Ph.D.

Representative Bio: Stuart C. Mendel is the Assistant Dean for the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Director of the Urban Center and Co-Founder and Director of the Center for Nonprofit Policy and Practice. He received a Ph.D. Social Policy History and a Master of Nonprofit Organizations from Case Western Reserve University in 2000 and 1991 respectively, and a Bachelors of Arts in Geology and Geography from Miami University of Ohio in 1983. His research interests include the nature of the nonprofit sector, uses of nonprofit organizations in civil society, social capital, public/private partnerships, the political capacity of nonprofit organizations and urban history.

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