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Megan M. Farwell, MSW, MPA

  • Candidate, PhD in Social Welfare

  • Lecturer, MSW Program

Cohort: 2016-2017

Advisor: Dr. Femida Handy

Research Interests

Capacity and sustainability of nonprofit organizations

Nonprofit administration

Public policy governing nonprofits

Program evaluation

Megan M. Farwell is a first-year doctoral student at SP2. Her research interests include nonprofit sustainability, capacity building, and public policy governing nonprofits. She is currently collaborating with her advisor, Dr. Femida Handy, on a project that explores fundraising professionalization and ethics. Prior to joining Penn’s doctoral program, Megan oversaw research and evaluation for a United Way in the Pacific Northwest, working with program, marketing, and fundraising staff to measure and improve overall performance. Megan received her Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington and her Bachelor’s degree in English from Western Washington University.

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