JNEWS: Deska, Christine [MC2005] President @ Nonprofit Sector Strategies


Oct 23
Nonprofit Leadership Roundtable – Successful Team-Building Strategies
by Tommy DiMisa

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Join us for our 8th Nonprofit Executive Leadership Roundtable! This time we are pleased to be joined by expert Alan Samuel Cohen.
About this Event

We’re all on some kind of team — whether with our stakeholders, staff, board members, volunteers or all of the above!

Would you like to build trust among your team members? Ever wondered how organizational culture & team-building impacts productivity? Need tips on managing conflict?

If you answered “Yes” to any of the above,, then you’ll benefit from our Q&A with Alan Samuel Cohen, an expert in effective communication and connection.

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Our Interviewer, Christine Deska

Christine Deska is President and Co-founder of Nonprofit Sector Strategies, a public benefit corporation that helps nonprofits maximize mission impact through custom service offerings and technology solutions.

Christine brings more than a decade of in-depth experience working in, and with, private and public organizations, both large and small. At the Columbus Citizens Foundation, Christine was Director of Programs from 2014 to 2016 managing a multimillion dollar budget. As a result of her efforts, in just two years, program funding grew by 50%, scholarship applications increased by 38% and 30% more scholarships were awarded.

While at AARP from 2006 to 2014, she led initiatives around older adult hunger, financial security and volunteer management, often serving as a media spokesperson. Christine created several scalable models at AARP including a successful member discount & engagement model.

Christine sits on the board of Hunger Solutions New York, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the alleviation of hunger throughout New York State.

Christine received a BA in Communications from Manhattan College and an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.

Alan has also worked with OnDeck, Child Fund International, and others. He is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed by the International Coaching Federation. BA, Connecticut College; MBA, Gabelli School of Business – Fordham University.

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Deska, Christine [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Christine is a member of the Class of 2005.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Deska, Christine [MC2005]

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