August 16, 2019 FAC/STAFF

Dani Robbins Named to Crain’s Notable Women in Nonprofits List

Congratulations to Dani Robbins, Director of the Nonprofit Administration Program, who was named to the Crain’s Cleveland Business “Notable Women in Nonprofits” list published this week!

From Crain’s:

Dani Robbins, the first full-time director of John Carroll’s Nonprofit Administration Program, sought input from every student at JCU before redesigning the program to better reflect the skills and education needed to prepare future nonprofit leaders.

Her retooling included enhancing faculty to include nonprofit leaders and overhauling course offerings, such as adding a cultural diversity class.

In addition, Robbins, who authored “Innovative Leadership Workbook for Nonprofit Executives,” began providing free workshops on executive leadership, organizational culture, resource development and board governance to nonprofit executives in the community.

“Dani has been transformational in her time … directing the Nonprofit Administration M.A. program at John Carroll University,” said Anne Kugler, associate dean for graduate and professional programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at JCU. “She has revamped the curriculum to be cutting-edge applicable to the nonprofit sector; enhanced the quality of instruction; developed a thriving community of learners/practitioners among her students; and invigorated community-university relationships.”

Robbins also leads John Carroll’s nonprofit community advisory committee and the faculty advisory committee.

“Dani is a strategic thinker, who has a rich and broad expertise in the field of nonprofit administration and strives to keep her program current and relevant,” said Eileen

Saffran, founder and CEO of The Gathering Place and a member of JCU’s nonprofit community advisory committee.

The story is available here: