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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is the University of
Minnesota's school of policy and planning.

State and Local Policy Program

Case Studies

Our faculty and fellows have developed award-winning cases studies to highlight complex public affairs decision making. The cases offer interesting explanations of the research and studies by PNLC.

Please contact us if you’d like a copy of the relevant case studies written by PNLC faculty and staff on innovative practices within nonprofit and government sectors, or if you’d like to use them for educational purposes.

Implementing the Earned Income Tax Credit at AccountAbility Minnesota
by Jodi Sandfort
Winner of the 2010-2011 Snow Foundation Award for Best Case or Simulation in Collaborative Nonprofit Management

Minnesota's Vital Aging Network: A Case Study in Collaboration
by Barbara Crosby and Judith Spanberger

Trust as an Asset: Building a Managed Service Organization within MACC
by Jodi Sandfort

The Health Careers Institute Collaboration
by Jay Kiedrowski

Casa de Esperanza
by Jodi Sandfort

Greenhill Community Center
by Melissa Stone

Kujichagulia: Actively Building a Public-Nonprofit-Community Partnership
by Catherine Eichers Penkert, Nicholas Dobbins, and Jodi Sandfort

The PNLC's Case Studies are based on Center-conducted research and bring a variety of public affairs issues to life, both in the classroom and throughout the public and nonprofit sectors.

Contact Public + Nonprofit Leadership Center

Humphrey Center
University of Minnesota
301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455


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