Portrait of Stephanie Jacobs
Leadership and Management Area
Courses Taught
Spring 2021

Stephanie Jacobs

Adjunct Faculty

Stephanie Jacobs is founder and director of Trailblazer Leadership, providing coaching, training, and consulting for nonprofit organizations and professionals.  Previously, she led the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center (PNLC) at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Prior to joining the PNLC in 2015, Stephanie was program director at the Nonprofits Assistance Fund, director of member services at the Minnesota Council on Foundations, and consulting associate with Fieldstone Alliance.

Stephanie earned her bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College and her master's degree in public policy from the Humphrey School. She participated in the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Leadership Institute and is an active volunteer in the Minnesota nonprofit community.

In The Media

This story highlights the Change Network Minnesota leadership program, which is led by the  Humphrey School's Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center and the Cultural Wellness Center in Minneapolis. PNLC Director Stephanie Jacobs is quoted. 

MN Daily
June 4, 2018

Stephanie Jacobs, director of the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center, is quoted in this article looking at how an increase in nonprofit organizations coincides with a decrease in crime in the Twin Cities. 

November 28, 2017