Elizabeth Harris


Elizabeth Harris
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute

Elizabeth Harris brings over twenty years of nonprofit development and research experience to her work at ASU. She has done fundraising and development work for social service and educational organizations and to fund social science research studies. She also has experience with developing requests for proposals, grantmaking and grants management. She spent four years working for the City of Alameda’s Community Development unit, where she wrote requests for proposals, developed rubrics for assessing grant applications, scored grant proposals and made funding recommendations. She later went on to do similar work for the County of San Francisco. She has served as a volunteer grant reviewer for Federal and County grants, for a range of different funding opportunities, such as transportation projects to serve low-income Californians, jail-based community and rehabilitation services, and social services for the homeless. In addition to her work at ASU, she works as an independent research consultant for nonprofit organizations that serve children and families. She has particular expertise in child abuse prevention, child welfare practice and child welfare system reform. She is an expert on nonprofit program evaluation and publishes extensively on nonprofit parenting programs.

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