The Center for Nonprofit Management works closely with a community of scholars within the Opus College of Business who are actively studying and teaching in the area of social change and nonprofit management.
Center for Nonprofit Management
Executive Fellow and Managing Director
Margie Siegel is Director of the Center for Nonprofit Management at the University of St. Thomas’ Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. She has devoted her career to increasing the effectiveness of Minnesota’s social sector leaders, and the organizations and communities they serve.
Siegel has worked at the University of St. Thomas since 1996, always in the field of developing and directing programming for nonprofit and social sector leaders to boost the impact of their work. Initially at St. Thomas, she coordinated the Institute for Renewing Community Leadership, where she provided management and leadership support to this premier nonprofit leadership development program. Subsequently, Siegel became director of the Community Leadership Institute, a program developed in partnership with the Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program and the MACC Alliance for Community Centers. There, she developed and implemented a cohort-style leadership program to enhance the engagement and effectiveness of urban residents as they sought to organize and lead in their local communities. Currently, Siegel directs the Center for Nonprofit Management, and in this capacity seeks to leverage the University’s resources to enhance social benefit, locally and globally. She also directs the St. Thomas Institute for Executive Director Leadership, a preeminent leadership development program that engages up to 30 social sector executives in a year-long program designed to transform their leadership vision and capacity to manage sustainable change efforts.
Siegel began her career in finance and market analysis, and honed her analytical skills providing securities analysis with Chicago’s William Blair & Company. At the Charities Review Council of Minnesota, she directed research and analysis, executing detailed summaries of a variety of nonprofit entities seeking charitable contributions from Minnesota residents. She also worked with organizational leadership to help build robust community support for the Council’s standards, and provided donor education to social and business networking groups across the state.
Siegel, a Minnesota native, has an MBA from the Booth School, and a BA in Mathematics from Pomona College. She lives in NE Minneapolis with her husband and two teenagers.