N.C. Center staffer leaving

By Todd Cohen

RALEIGH, N.C. — Gita Gulati-Partee, program director for public policy at the Raleigh-based N.C. Center for Nonprofits and editor of its Common Ground newsletter, has resigned to start OpenSource Leadership Strategies, a consulting practice in Durham.

Gulati-Partee, a Duke University grad who was a program officer at the Cleveland Foundation before joining the N.C. Center three years ago, will focus on strategic management and leadership development at agencies involved in social change.

She already has signed up several clients.

In a project funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Miami and sponsored by Charity Lobbying in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C., she is training 15 to 20 Charlotte agencies involved with families and children to get more involved in lobbying and advocacy work.

In a separate project, she is working with Charity Lobbying in the Public Interest to improve its strategy for training nonprofits such as the groups in Charlotte.

She also is helping to coordinate this fall’s annual Duke Institute in Nonprofit Leadership, which is focusing on conflict as a force for change and creativity.

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