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Signe Bell

University of Delaware

100 West 10th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801


 Signe Bell

Signe C. Bell has been working with nonprofits and community organizations since 2010. She serves as Director of Nonprofit and Community Programs and Policy Scientist with the Center for Community Research and Service at the University of Delaware. She is a Licensed Standards for Excellence® consultant and a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer and directs the Nonprofit Management Certificate Course (NPMCC) at the University of Delaware. She works in partnership with the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA) to provide consulting services to their members and serves as a resource consultant and writer for In Trust Center for Theological Schools.

Signe has a B.S. in Human Services and an M.P.A. with a specialization in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the staff of the Center for Community Research and Service in 2002, she worked in the area of Youth Development with several youth serving nonprofits. Signe enjoys working with nonprofit managers through the NPMCC and helping them attain both their personal and organizational goals over the 16-week intensive term of the course. She has also worked with several communities on their community revitalization planning and implementation efforts through the Blueprint Communities® Delaware initiative.

Signe has served on many boards, commissions and advisory councils. Signe lives in Pilesgrove, NJ with her husband, 2 daughters, 2 dogs and an overabundance of animals of the rescued and farmyard variety.