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Lauren Miltenberger, PhD - Villanova University. Villanova, PA, US

Lauren Miltenberger, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor of Public Administration; Nonprofit Coordinator | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Villanova University


Lauren Miltenberger, PhD, is an expert on the influence of government on nonprofit organizations.





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Lauren Miltenberger – Villanova University


Areas of Expertise (6)

Nonprofit Fundraising

Nonprofit Human Capital

Human Service Contracting

Personnel Management

Public Administration

Nonprofit Government Relations


Dr. Miltenberger combines her real-world nonprofit experience with academics to discuss the impact of government on nonprofit organizations. Personnel management and human capital are also key areas of focus in her research. Miltenberger is also a regular contributor to Nonprofit Quarterly.

Education (3)

University of Delaware: PhD

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: MPA

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: BA

Select Accomplishments (2)

Outstanding Doctoral Student Award (professional)

2008 University of Delaware - College of Human Services, Education and Policy

Outstanding Doctoral Student Award (professional)

2007 University of Delaware – School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Select Media Appearances (4)

Americans on Both Sides of the Aisle Reject Cuts to PBS

Nonprofit Quarterly - Blog  


Americans are deeply divided on a host of deeply held values and policy issues. However, federal support for PBS is an area where a majority of Americans agree, according to a recent poll. A recent survey conducted by PBS found that the majority of Americans (73 percent) do not support federal funding cuts. The survey, conducted by American Viewpoint (R) and Hart Research Associates (D), also found that 66 percent of people who voted for President Donald Trump favor increased funding for public television, as do 86 percent of Hillary Clinton voters. In addition, when asked if public television was a good value for tax dollars, 72 percent of those surveyed agreed.

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Moving in the Right Direction? Housing for the Homeless in Hawaii

Nonprofit Quarterly - Blog  


Hawaii, having the third-highest per capita homeless rate in the nation, is transitioning to a new “rapid rehousing” model. New homeless shelters in Hawaii will have the goal of moving homeless individuals and families out of shelters and into housing in 90 days or less.

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Head Start Regulations Aim to Reduce Rules by 30%

Nonprofit Quarterly - Blog  


With just a few months left to make their mark on early childhood education policy, the Obama administration announced new rules on Head Start this week that require a comprehensive overhaul to the program. The final rule by the Administration for Children & Families in the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) outlines extensive evidence-based reforms to the Head Start program.

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Will Innovative Media Campaign Help Move the Needle on SF Homelessness?

Nonprofit Quarterly - Blog  


San Francisco’s homeless population has been in the spotlight because of a recent pledge by the San Francisco Chronicle (with 80 other media organizations) to increase reporting on the problem. In the New York Times, Jon Steinberg, editor-in-chief of San Francisco magazine, described their motivation: “We are all fed up. We feel there is not enough movement and accountability on the issue. We want the full force of the Fourth Estate to bear down on this problem.”

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Select Academic Articles (3)

Collaborative Leadership: The Future of Nonprofit Contracting

Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership

Miltenberger, L. & Sloan, M.


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A School District Financial Condition Assessment System and its Application To Pennsylvania School Districts

Journal of Education Finance

W. Earl Bruck, Lauren Miltenberger


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Developing a sustainability ethic in leaders

Journal of Leadership Studies

Anthony Middlebrooks, Lauren Miltenberger, James Tweedy, Grant Newman, Joanna Follman


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