For fourteen years, Pat Libby served the University of San Diego as the founding director of its Nonprofit Institute, creating nonprofit-focused graduate programs, a research center and community education programs serving hundreds of people and organizations each year. Her extensive executive management experience also includes eight-years as President/CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations. While there she led state and national legislative campaigns that fundamentally altered the landscape for housing and community economic development activity in Massachusetts.
Pat is author of The Lobbying Strategy Handbook, (SAGE Publications, 2012), is an engaging “how-to” guide for nonprofit practitioners who are seeking a simple blueprint for learning how to take part in the legislative process. The book was born from Pat’s experience leading and managing lobbying campaigns in her long-time role as a nonprofit executive director. The book has been used by advocates throughout the country to successfully pass legislation.
A Boston native, Pat holds a graduate degree in Urban Planning from MIT and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Sociology from Tufts University.