Melanie is the Manager of Strategic Learning for Colorado Nonprofit Association. She is responsible for leading the Association's evaluation and learning efforts to determine how effectively the programs and services of the organization build capacity, effectiveness and innovation of Colorado's nonprofits. Since joining the Association in 2014, Melanie has held various positions within membership and programs. Prior to moving to Colorado, Melanie worked with Oklahoma’s state association, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, in the mission and programs department for over a year. She earned a bachelor's degree in Public Relations and a minor in Nonprofit Organizational Studies from the University of Oklahoma. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors by camping, skiing and hiking.