The Center for Public
Helping Determined Nonprofit Leaders Harness the Power of
Frank Martinelli, President
Frank Martinelli is a
contributing author of the new book – YOU and Your Nonprofit Board: Advice and
Practical Tips from the Field’s Top Practitioners, Researchers and Provocateurs
just published by CharityChannel Press. Frank has over 35 years of work,
training and consulting experience with a variety of nonprofit and public sector
organizations. He is president of the Center for Public Skills Training where he
specializes in strategic planning, governing board development and community
partnership and alliance building. Since 1976 over 35,000 professional staff,
board and other volunteer leaders have benefited from Frank's practical,
results-oriented training and consultation.
Frank served as a member of
the national faculty of The Learning Institute, a joint venture of the Society
for Nonprofit Organizations, PBS, United Way of America, and the University of
Wisconsin-Extension designed to deliver training through a range of emerging
technologies. The Learning Institute, faculty and partners were the recipient of
the American Distance Education Consortium Award for the “Certificate of
Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership and Management Satellite Series”. He has
provided training and consultation to over 2000 organizations in the US
including Peace Corps, Head Start, The Points of Light Foundation, Association
of Volunteer Administration, the American Camping Association, Wisconsin
Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America, Medical College of Wisconsin, Greater Milwaukee Committee, American
Lung Association and others. From 1981-1992, Frank served as Coordinator of THE
RESOURCE CENTER, a major provider of training to nonprofit groups in
graduate of the University of Wisconsin with an M.S. in Urban Affairs, Frank has
done numerous workshops on nonprofit management topics with special emphasis on
the leadership roles of the Board of Directors. Frank has written extensively
about the management of nonprofit organizations and is a contributing author to
the New Directions publication by Jossey-Bass, "Small Nonprofits: Strategies for
Fund Raising Success." Frank is the author of "Encouraging Visionary Board
Leadership" appearing in
You and Your Nonprofit Board: New
Thinking from the Field's Top Practitioners, Researchers and Provocateurs,
published by Charity Channel Press (June 2013). Frank also publishes the
Strategic Thinking and Planning Blog offering his reflections on strategic
planning in the nonprofit sector.
He has been trained by the
Peter F. Drucker Foundation in the use of the Organizational Self-Assessment
Tool. Frank has completed the Advanced Board Consultant Training Program offered
by BoardSource. Frank has also completed the Distance Education Professional
Development Certification Program offered at the University of Wisconsin and is
presently developing a number of web-based and other distance learning offerings
Here is a sampling of some of the training programs Frank offers:
Other training can be custom designed to meet the special needs of your organization.
The training programs are designed to:
||Share specific skills, techniques, and information that have proven useful for other
||Challenge participants to focus on key issues so that they can arrive at a more critical
understanding of the problems facing their organizations.
||Result in practical solutions that will work back home.
Frank can also design specialized technical assistance programs to meet the unique
needs of your organization. Areas of expertise include:
||Strategic planning facilitation.
||Assisting leaders in planning and conducting high priority meetings and conferences.
||Board and staff retreats.
||Developing community collaborations and alliances.
||Annual reviews/updates of strategic plans.
||Specialized consultation to address particular organizational problems.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Names of client references can be furnished upon request. For more information, contact
Frank Martinelli, The Center for Public Skills Training, 2936 N. Hackett Avenue,
Milwaukee, WI 53211, (414) 961-2536, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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