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Lehn Benjamin’s work has been principally concerned with inequity. She worked in South Africa during the democratic transition, on the Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee as a Congressional Fellow, and for the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. Prior to joining the faculty at the school, she spent 10 years on the faculty at George Mason University, where she taught courses on nonprofit management, public management, and performance measurement. Her research examines issues of accountability and effectiveness in the nonprofit sector. Her current projects explore these issues by looking at the daily work of frontline staff in nonprofits and the experience of the people they serve. In this work she considers how the organizational requirements, program design, and staff practices in nonprofit organizations affect the capacity of the communities they seek to serve and the consequences this may have for democratic citizenship.