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Valerie F. Leonard

Founder of Nonprofit Utopia; Host of Nonprofit Utopia Podcast; Expert in Community & Organizational Development

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Valerie F. Leonard is an expert in community and organizational development with a mission to strengthen the capacity of organizations to make a positive impact on the communities they serve through technical assistance, specialized workshops and organizational development. Her clientele is diverse, and includes institutions, emerging organizations, small businesses and churches.

Leonard recently launched Nonprofit Utopia, LLC. Nonprofit Utopia is a community of emerging nonprofit leaders that provides a safe environment in which members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face daily, and share ideas and resources.

Leonard is the host of Nonprofit Utopia blog radio talk show, f.ka. Nonprofit "U", an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Topics include nonprofit management, community development, capacity building and organizational development. Nonprofit Utopia is downloaded in 90 countries around the world and is top ranked in BlogTalkRadio’s non-profit category. The show is also among Player FM’s Top 36 Nonprofit Podcasts for 2018.

Leonard has considerable experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Prior to starting her consulting practice, she spearheaded the spin-off of a community-based grant making organization from a family foundation and became its founding executive director; managed site planning and development activities for Jewel- Osco stores in Chicago and the six collar counties; coordinated financing in excess of $100 million for construction, renovation and major capital equipment purchases for the Mount Sinai Health System; and developed marketing strategies for New York City’s $6 billion general obligation bond program.

Leonard is a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Illinois’ Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program, where she has taught courses in operations management, strategic management, finance, program design and evaluation and proposal writing for government grants. Leonard is also an adjunct instructor at Roosevelt University's Heller College of Business, teaching new ventures and social entrepreneurship.

Leonard holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Spelman College and a Master of Management with concentrations in finance and marketing from the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She is the former Vice Chair of the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation’s Social Capital Committee.

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Valerie F. Leonard

Founder of Nonprofit Utopia; Host of Nonprofit Utopia Podcast; Expert in Community & Organizational Development

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Valerie F. Leonard Biography

Valerie F. Leonard is an expert in community and organizational development with a mission to strengthen the capacity of organizations to make a positive impact on the communities they serve through technical assistance, specialized workshops and organizational development. Her clientele is diverse, and includes institutions, emerging organizations, small businesses and churches.

Leonard recently launched Nonprofit Utopia, LLC. Nonprofit Utopia is a community of emerging nonprofit leaders that provides a safe environment in which members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face daily, and share ideas and resources.

Leonard is the host of Nonprofit Utopia blog radio talk show, f.ka. Nonprofit "U", an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Topics include nonprofit management, community development, capacity building and organizational development. Nonprofit Utopia is downloaded in 90 countries around the world and is top ranked in BlogTalkRadio’s non-profit category. The show is also among Player FM’s Top 36 Nonprofit Podcasts for 2018.

Leonard has considerable experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Prior to starting her consulting practice, she spearheaded the spin-off of a community-based grant making organization from a family foundation and became its founding executive director; managed site planning and development activities for Jewel- Osco stores in Chicago and the six collar counties; coordinated financing in excess of $100 million for construction, renovation and major capital equipment purchases for the Mount Sinai Health System; and developed marketing strategies for New York City’s $6 billion general obligation bond program.

Leonard is a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Illinois’ Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program, where she has taught courses in operations management, strategic management, finance, program design and evaluation and proposal writing for government grants. Leonard is also an adjunct instructor at Roosevelt University's Heller College of Business, teaching new ventures and social entrepreneurship.

Leonard holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Spelman College and a Master of Management with concentrations in finance and marketing from the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She is the former Vice Chair of the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation’s Social Capital Committee.

Valerie F. Leonard Videos

  • Why Nonprofit Utopia?
  • Do Good Better Guest Expert Training - Episode #11
  • Nonprofit Sustainability: More than Fundraising

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  • How to book Valerie F. Leonard?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Valerie F. Leonard for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Valerie F. Leonard, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Valerie F. Leonard or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Valerie F. Leonard?

    Booking fees for Valerie F. Leonard, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Valerie F. Leonard, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Valerie F. Leonard?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Valerie F. Leonard for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Valerie F. Leonard for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Valerie F. Leonard or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Valerie F. Leonard or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Valerie F. Leonard is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Valerie F. Leonard for your event is available upon request. Valerie F. Leonard generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chamera Bowman, Vanessa Garrison, T. Morgan Dixon, Kristie Kennedy and Ivy McGregor. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Valerie F. Leonard for an upcoming event.

Valerie F. Leonard Speaker Videos

  • Why Nonprofit Utopia?
    Do Good Better Guest Expert Training - Episode #11
  • Nonprofit Sustainability: More than Fundraising

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