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  • Lauri Goldkind, Associate Professor Graduate School of Social Service, FOrdham University.

    Dr. Goldkind has a longstanding interest and practice background in nonprofit leadership, capacity building and organizational development. At Fordham she teaches across the foundation and advanced years. Her practice experience has been centered in the youth development, education and juvenile justice realms.


    Prior to joining the faculty, she served as the Director of New School Development and the Director of Evaluation at The Urban Assembly (UA), a network of new specialized public schools located in the Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan. At UA she supported principals through the new school process, helping them earn start-up grants valued at over $500,000 per school; additionally, she provided technical assistance to principals and school-based staff on data-driven decision making, development and maintenance of data management structures and the effective use of data to improve student achievement. She has had the privilege of working for youth in NYC at organizations such as CASES, the Posse Foundation and the DOME Project.


    Dr. Goldkind holds an M.S.W. from SUNY Stony Brook with a concentration in planning, administration, and research and a PhD from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. You can download a copy of her CV here:


    Dr. Goldkind has a deep commitment to social justice and a keen interest in work that focuses on creating equity and equal opportunities for all humans. As a social worker who has focused on macro practice, she is also interested in organizational development and evaluating organizational effectiveness across all areas (including use of technology, defining notions of accountability and leadership development).

    Dr. Goldkind’s current research has two strands: technology implementation and information and communication technologies (ICT) tools in human services and nonprofits and social justice and civic engagement in organizational life. Wherever possible she combines both ICT and social justice for a sauce of tech enhanced civic engagement and improved organizational functioning.

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    Episode 199 - Karen Zgoda, Dr. Melanie Sage, Dr. Jonathan Singer, and Dr. Lauri Goldkind:

    Technology-Mediated Assignments for Real World Learning





  • Advances in SW

    Special Issue 16(1) Technology, the Internet & SW Practice

    There's more..

    But you have to look here: The special issue!

  • Current Research

    Goldkind, L., Wolf, L., & Jones, J. (accepted). Late adapters? How social workers acquire knowledge and skills about technology tools. Journal of Computers in Human Services.


    Goldkind, L. (2016).

    Nonprofit 2.0: hardware, software and shareware.

    Opportunities and challenges in the digital age. Nonprofit Management: A Social Justice Approach. New York: Springer.


    Goldkind, L. (2016). Fundraising for Social Justice: securing resources for just causes. Nonprofit Management: A Social Justice Approach. New York: Springer.


    Wolf, L. & Goldkind, L. (2016). Digital native meet friendly visitor: A Flexner-inspired call to digital action. Journal of Social Work Education.


    Goldkind, L. (2015). Social media & social service: are nonprofits plugged in to the digital age. Human Services Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance.


    Goldkind, L. (2015). Leaning out: exploring organizational advocacy activities from an open systems perspective. The Journal of Policy Practice.


    Goldkind, L. & Wolf, L. (2014). A digital environment approach: Four technologies that will disrupt social work practice. Social Work, doi: 10.1093/sw/swu045.


    Goldkind, L. (2014). E-advocacy in human services: The impact of organizational conditions and characteristics on electronic advocacy activities among nonprofits. The Journal of Policy Practice, 13 (4), 300-315.


    Goldkind, L. & McNutt, J. (2014). Social media & social change: Nonprofits and using social media strategies to meet advocacy goals. In A. M. Lucia-Casademunt & J. A. Ariza-Montes (Eds.), Information Communication Technologies (ICT) Management in Non-profit Organizations, Hersey, PA: IGI Global.


    McNutt, J., & Goldkind, L. (2014). E-activism. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Hersey, PA: IGI Global.


    Goldkind, L. (2014). Protective webs: Exploring a role for school social workers on behalf of delinquent youth. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work, 11(4), 337-349.


    Goldkind, L. & Pardasani, M. (2013). Social workers as senior executives: does academic training dictate leadership style? Advances in Social Work, 14(2), 573-593.


    Goldkind, L. & Farmer, G. L. (2013). The enduring influence of school size on parents and student’s school engagement. The School Community Journal, 23(1), 223-244.


    Goldkind, L., Pardasani, M., & Marmo, S. (2013). Merging for Survival: An Innovative Collaboration Effort, One Year Later. Administration in Social Work, 37(2), 199-212.


    Pardasani, M. & Goldkind, L. (2012). Senior Centers and Policy Advocacy: Changing Public Perceptions. Educational Gerontology, 38(6), 375-390.


    Pardasani, M., & Goldkind, L. (2012). Managing agencies for multicultural services. In E. Congress & M. Gonzalez (Eds.), Multicultural perspectives in social work practice with families (3 ed.). New York: Springer.


    Goldkind, L. (2011). A Leadership Opportunity for School Social Workers: Bridging the Gaps in School Re-entry for Juvenile Justice Youth. Children and Schools, 33(4), 229-23.


    Goldkind, L. & Pardasani, M. (2012). More than the sum of its parts: an innovative organizational collaboration model. Administration in Social Work, 36 (3), 258-279.


    Pardasani, M. & Goldkind, L., Heyman, J. (2012). How Much Does the Distance in Distance Education Matter? Our Students Speak. Social Work Education, 31 (4), 406-421.


    Goldkind, L., & Hirschfield, P. (2009) Helping to Build Bridges: School Reentry of Incarcerated Juveniles, Collaborative Forensic Social Work: A Comprehensive Guide to Practice. Springer, NY.


    Goldkind, L., (2007). War on the Family, book review in Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 22 (1).


    Goldkind, L., (2006). Issues in school violence research, book review in the Journal of Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 4(1).


    Goldkind, L. & Van Anden, J., (2005). Neil and Iona: A Case Study in Cybernetic Performance Art. Leonardo Electronic Almanac, 13(11).

  • Now accepting funding..


    Goldkind, L. (2011). Advancing Knowledge/Center for Philanthropy 2 year - $25,000 grant supporting the project: Untangling Web 2.0: Exploring how Nonprofits utilize social media advocacy strategies.


    Goldkind, L. (2010) Fordham University Research Grant $4,000 in support of the project: Critical Links: Understanding the role of school social workers in the re-entry process for juvenile justice youth.


    Goldkind, L. & Pardasani, M. (2008). Joint Fordham New Faculty Research Grant totally $8,000 in support of the project: Assessing the Core Competencies of Human Service Administrators.


  • Blah. Blah. & Blah.

    For a relatively quiet person, I sure do have a bunch to say..

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  • Quotes & Notes

    Jenny Offill, Dept. of Speculation

    “Three things no one has ever said about me:
    You make it look so easy.
    You are very mysterious.
    You need to take yourself more seriously.”

    Tina Fey, Bossypants

    “Some people say, ‘Never let them see you cry.’ I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.”

    Teresa Welsh - Data Mine

    Currently, 2.5 billion people globally don't have access to improved sanitation facilities – meaning more people have access to mobile phones than to toilets.


    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.

    Barak Obama, POTUS - Guns are our shared responsibility

    "Even as I continue to take every action possible as president, I will also take every action I can as a citizen. I will not campaign for, vote for or support any candidate, even in my own party, who does not support common-sense gun reform."

    Samuel Beckett

    ..I can't go on, I'll go on..

    James Baldwin

    “To be black and conscious in America is to be in a constant state of rage.” 


    Langston Hughes, 1902 - 1967

    Hold fast to dreams

    For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird

    That cannot fly.

    Hold fast to dreams

    For when dreams go

    Life is a barren field

    Frozen with snow.

    Mark Strand 1934 - 2014

    In a field
    I am the absence
    of field.
    This is
    always the case.
    Wherever I am
    I am what is missing.

    When I walk
    I part the air
    and always
    the air moves in
    to fill the spaces
    where my body's been.

    We all have reasons
    for moving.
    I move
    to keep things whole.


    In a field
    I am the absence
    of field.
    This is
    always the case.
    Wherever I am
    I am what is missing.

    When I walk
    I part the air
    and always
    the air moves in
    to fill the spaces
    where my body's been.

    We all have reasons
    for moving.
    I move
    to keep things whole.


    "Heaven" by Patrick Phillips

    Reprinted with permission from the author


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