Jeffrey Michael Bowen (Jeffrey), MNO, CFRE
 Title: Assistant College Lecturer
College Lecturer in Organizational Leadership
 Dept: Urban Studies
 Office: UR 213
 Phone: 216-687-4649
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UR 213, Cleveland, OH 44115

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M.B.A., Nonprofit Management, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), 1998
CGT, Certified Governance Trainer, BoardSource Washington DC, 2015
Appreciative Inquiry Certificate, Positive Business & Society Change, CWRU, 2010
Fund Raising Certificate, The Fundraising School, Indiana University, 2005
B.A., Psychology, Kent State University, 1975
Brief Bio:
Jeffrey Bowen is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), and a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer (CGT), with a BA in Psychology from Kent State University, and both a Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) and an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Certificate in Positive Business and Society Change from Case Western Reserve University. Jeffrey earned a Certificate in Fund Raising from The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and was trained by Neighborhood Leadership Cleveland at Cleveland State University. In addition to many years in Sales & Marketing, Jeffrey's career as a nonprofit professional includes serving as the Executive Director of Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity and as Director of Development & Public Affairs for the Lake Erie Girl Scout Council. He has been Adjunct Graduate & Undergraduate Faculty at The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs for the past two years and also taught in the Nonprofit Minor Program at Kent State University.
Honors and Awards:
Jeffrey received the CWRU Weatherhead School of Management Dean's Award for Academic Excellence and was named as The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations' Alumni Association's "Outstanding Alumni for 2004". During Jeffrey's tenure as Executive Director at Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, the organization received various local and national awards, including The Dominion East Ohio "Community Impact Award", The St. Luke's Foundation "Building Healthy Communities Award" and The Habitat For Humanity International "Malachi Award". Jeffrey served on President Jimmy Carter's Habitat for Humanity Work Project Teams in Vera Cruz Mexico and New Orleans Louisiana. He was recognized by both Greater Cleveland Community Shares and Habitat for Humanity of Ohio for his service as a multi-term member of their Boards of Directors. His poem in memory of the late Poet Laureate, Daniel Thompson, was the First Place winner in the 2015 Hessler Street Fair Annual Poetry Competition. He recently received the Kent State University Accessibility Service's "Faculty Excellence in Accessibility Award".
Creative and Activities:
In addition to his work as a nonprofit professional and educator, Jeffrey is an accomplished journalist and poet, and an Afro-Cuban percussionist. He has performed with multiple Jazz, Folk, R & B, Reggae, and Roots Music ensembles, appears on several recordings, and serves as the resident conga player and spoken word artist with the popular Cleveland band, "Cats On Holiday".

Jeffrey's stories and articles have appeared in Brewed Fresh Daily, Call & Post, City News, Cool Cleveland, EarthWatch, EcoWatch, Elephant Journal, Girl Scout News, Green City-Blue Lake, Heights Observer, Live Cleveland, Neighborhood News, Nonprofit Notes, Sun News, and multiple Habitat for Humanity publications.

His poetry has been published by Art Crimes, Cicada, Cool Cleveland, Crisis Chronicles, Dimensions, Doan Brook Watershed, Excursions, Green Panda Press, Hessler Street Fair, Off the Page, Procrastination Press, Poet's League of Greater Cleveland, The City, The Cleveland Reader, and Whiskey Island Magazine.
Teaching Areas:
Jeffrey teaches Undergraduate and Master-level courses in Nonprofit Administration & Leadership; Fundraising, Resource Development & External Relations; Managing Urban and Nonprofit Organizations; and Trusteeship. Other interests include nonprofit board training, and retreat facilitation, with a focus on effective fundraising, board roles and responsibilities, strategic recruitment and on-boarding, refreshing, energizing and expanding the board, and developing collaborative partnerships.
Professional Affiliations:
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)
BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer (CGT)
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Community Service:
Jeffrey is an experienced civic leader, having worked as a member of Mayor Frank Jackson's Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Steering Committee, and as a representative to the Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition (CNDC) and Entrepreneurs for Sustainability (E4S). He served two terms as a Trustee of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations Alumni Association, was a Director of Greater Cleveland Community Shares for three consecutive terms, and was a founding member and three-term Trustee of Habitat for Humanity of Ohio. His current volunteer interests include service to homeless and domestic violence shelters through The Tour of Good Cheer, to recovering addicts and alcoholics through The Clean House Transitional Housing Center and to various local Arts Organizations and Live Music presenters.