Speaker Details

Mr. Nelson Beckford

Program Director

The Cleveland Foundation


Before his current post, Nelson was Senior Program Officer for A Strong Neighborhood at The Saint Luke's Foundation. Previously, he was Program Officer for The Cleveland Foundation’s Responsive Grantmaking, where his work focused on community development, environmental sustainability and program management of The Foundation’s nationally recognized Summer Internship program. Prior to that, Nelson worked for the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization. In this capacity, he managed safety, community organizing and code enforcement functions. He has also held positions with the University Hospitals Health System, Cole Managed Vision and the American Red Cross. Nelson has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University, along with certificates in Organizational Development from Baldwin Wallace University, and Process Improvement and Six Sigma from Case Western Reserve University. He has a Graduate degree in Psychology from Cleveland State University where his thesis research was focused on the factors that contribute to neighborhood commitment.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nelson-beckford-0169208/


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