Samra Brouk is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She is also the Director of Business Development where she leads corporate partnerships at DoSomething.org, the global not-for-profit that empowers Gen Z and Millennials to take action around social causes. With 5.5MM active members worldwide, DoSomething.org is the largest tech organization dedicated to young people and social change. She has led efforts in securing partnerships from top brands, including ESPN, 3M, JetBlue, and Johnson & Johnson.
Samra previously worked at the mission-based cleantech company, Recyclebank. While there, she managed sales and operations for strategic municipal accounts in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Before moving to the private sector, Samra joined the Peace Corps, where she led health education initiatives in rural Guatemala. Samra led trainings on classroom management and advised the Ministries of Health and Education on best practices for implementing a department-wide health education curriculum.
Recently, Samra was chosen to be a part of the CUP Leadership Institute 2017 Fellowship and the 92Y’s 2017 Women inPower Fellowship. Samra holds a B.A. in Psychology from Williams College and study in Seville, Spain to complete a minor in Spanish Language.
This course is a general introduction to not-for-profit management, with heavy emphasis on practical application. How do not-for-profit organizations actually function? How do they attract “customers?” How do these companies grow when there are no owners with financial incentives to grow the business? What are the core elements of a “good” not-for-profit company? What are the metrics for determining the health of a company without profit? And, what, exactly does not-for-profit even mean?