“Closing the achievement gap” has become a hot topic in Minnesota, especially for members of the non-profit community. Twin Cities community leaders recently identified over 500 distinct initiatives designed to address this pressing issue. Despite broad acknowledgement of the problem, the solutions of education reform remain controversial. As YNPN members who work for many of these organizations, and future community leaders who will be responsible for this issue, it is important we think critically about the impact of all of these efforts. The myriad tutoring programs, district reform efforts and direct school service organizations certainly gives Minnesota an A for effort, but the key metric of success for our community is how many of schools are delivering equitable educational outcomes for all students.Read more
Disclaimer: Yes, I work at Hamline University; yes, I am earning a Master’s in Nonprofit Management at Hamline; and yes, I interviewed the director of the Hamline MANM program (among others) for this blog post, but this is NOT an ad for Hamline University. Take from it what you will – I hope you gain a few pearls or nuggets of wisdom that make you really think about pursuing an advanced degree in the nonprofit sector.
Pursuing an advanced degree is a big undertaking – one that requires many hours of hard work and many gallons of coffee. The decision to attend graduate school should not be a light one. I will help you weigh the pros and cons – and give you a few things to think about before making your decision.Read more