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Linda Golaszewski
Linda Golaszewski

Program Manager, Nonprofit Programs

Adjunct Professor of Public Administration 




Linda Golaszewski has had extensive experience working with nonprofit and non-governmental organizations beginning with her first paid position at a domestic violence program. As a practitioner in the sector, she has served as a volunteer, board member, and Executive Director in a variety of nonprofits. Additionally, through her work as a founding partner in The Planning Group, she has consulted with NPOs and NGOs on management, planning, and development topics. She has taught in the nonprofit management for over twenty years, and at Portland State since 1996. She currently teaches Governance and the Nonprofit Board and Managing the Small/Grassroots Organization as well as serving as the faculty advisor to MPA students completing their field experience. She served as the Interim Director for the Institute for Nonprofit Management for three years and currently looks at issues relevant to the nonprofit sector as they arise for the Center for Public Service. Her interests are in small/grassroots organizations, leadership transitions, effective governance, and international NGOs.

Ms. Golaszewski earned her B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago and her M.A. in Counseling from the University of Illinois-Springfield.