Valerie Leonard

Founder, NonProfit Utopia, LLC

Valerie F. Leonard is the Founder of Nonprofit Utopia, LLC and host of the Nonprofit Utopia podcast. An expert in community and organizational development, Valerie teaches courses in nonprofit management for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Certificate in Nonprofit Management program, including operations management, strategic management and program design and evaluation. She also teaches courses in social enterprise at Roosevelt University, helping students to develop business plans for social ventures. Valerie has a Master of Management degree in finance and marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Spelman College.

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