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The challenges facing the founder and executive director of a small nonprofit organization related to organizational growth, issue advocacy, and board development.
This case presents a dilemma facing Cheryl Chase, the founder and Director of the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA), an organization whose mission is to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted geni
For over 15 years, Bill Rauch and the Cornerstone Theater Company have been creating theater productions that explore issues of race and prejudice.
Oaxacan Indigenous Binational Front educates migrants about their rights and assists with improving wages and working conditions. With many Oaxacans migrating between the U.S. and Mexico, the coalition has offices and members in the two countries.
Oaxacans represent a range of indigenous groups from southeastern Mexico. The groups speak 16 different languages. Their cultures and customs are neither American nor Spanish.
The central theme in teaching this case is how a nonprofit organization that is a coalition in itself can achieve organizational excellence.
In the late 1990's members of the New York Immigration Coalition took the bold step of beginning to use their collective clout to be effective, not just on immigration policy, but on issues like ho
This case can help students examine how the issues of race and diversity affect management responsibilities and performance. It would be most likely to be used in courses addressing public or non-profit management, organizational change, or human resources.
When Cheryl Cobbs, the SCA executive director, received the MEDC report in December 2003, she was surprised by the intensity of frustration expressed by staff toward agency leadership.
This case highlights the political challenges contemporary urban school leaders face, it can be used in courses that focus on Education Policy, Political Representation, and Leadership and Management.
The case is framed by the decisions facing the school board president, Katherine Mitchell, shortly after she and her allies have forced the school superintendent, Roy Brooks, from his position.
FAC is a community development corporation that is a model for partnering with residents to create affordable housing and living-wage employment, form community benefit agreements with developers, and enable former prisoners to rejoin society.
South Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) annually engages 5,000 low and moderate-income residents in the economic development of their gentrifying neighborhoods.
Fostering Success launched an equity initiative to meet its ambitious goal of high school graduation parity in the surrounding county. A consultant led the agency through several required trainings and in starting an Equity Team.
Early on, conflict emerged. Staff did not understand the purpose of equity training or see the connection to better outcomes for youth in foster care.
Teaching Notes from casebook Leadership and Diversity Written by Dean Barbara J. Nelson, UCLA School of Public Affairs. Case teaching experience, discussion questions, recommend readings, and tools for class role play can be found in these notes.
The teaching notes presented here are from an outstanding casebook on Leadership and Diversity written by Dean Barbara J. Nelson, UCLA School of Public Affairs.
This story focuses on a coalition formed in the wake of the 1996 federal immigration policy reforms. This includes a shared approach to some service delivery as well as policy strategies and intentional development of new immigrant leaders.
Dale Asis and his colleagues have built a remarkable 19-member coalition in the wake of the 1996 federal immigration policy reforms.