Susan Deland

Susan DeLand mixes passion and experience to support the nonprofit community.   She gained her expertise through hands-on designing and building business infrastructures for major nonprofit cultural organizations. Her experience is in leadership, strategic and financial planning, marketing and selling, capacity-building, and facilitating strategic thinking. She has extensive experience in brand management and identity, product development, and licensing. She has Grantsmanship and Profit Mastery certifications with extensive work in intellectual property and Unrelated Business Income(UBI).

DeLand has been a business advisor for 10,000 Small Businesses since 2012. Working first with the program at Long Beach City College and currently with the national initiative through Babson Executive Education. She writes and delivers 10KSB alumni continued learning curriculum. Ms. DeLand has served on the executive management teams of The J. Paul Getty Museum, Aquarium of the Pacific, and the Autry National Center, Musica Angelica, and WomenShelter of Long Beach.  Ms. DeLand studied at the University of Florida, was a Thornton Bradshaw Fellow at Claremont Graduate University, and a grant recipient of National Endowment for the Arts. She participates in trade missions to international economic enterprise organizations. Ms. DeLand has a strong interest in social enterprise and serves as judge for USC Marshall School of Business Social Impact Competition. She presents seminars with a wide range of nonprofit business essentials and practices. She is a contributing author to the publication, Numbers by the Book and author of two nonprofit retail business books, The Manager’s Guide and The New Store Workbook, writes distance learning curriculum for business start-ups and growth, and is series editor and author at Benna Books for a growing list of artist’s and historic figures’ biographies.

Susan is committed the Long Beach community and philanthropy in the nonprofit community in general. She is vice president of the board of directors of the Long Beach Public Library Foundation, volunteers for Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles, and, as a member of MSA, serves on the Finance Committee, is past treasurer of the board, strategic task force member.

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