Program Director, Sustainable Microfinance and Development
William (Bill) Maddocks is the director of the Sustainable Microfinance and Development Program (SMDP) at the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy. Bill has organized training workshops for development finance professionals in seven African countries and the United States and has been a leader in the international Savings Groups field. In 2011, Bill was the lead organizer for the Arusha Savings Groups Summit, the first global gathering of the savings groups movement. As a faculty member of Carsey’s Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice program, he teaches a course on leadership and organizational management. Bill is the director of the Social Sector Franchise Initiative, a project of the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise and a joint venture of the UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and the Carsey School of Public Policy.
For seven years, Bill was the director of the Microenterprise and Development Institute at the School of Community Economic Development at Southern New Hampshire University and operated a training program in Africa and the United States. He has also served as the executive director and cofounder of the Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts, the affiliate coordinator for Working Capital peer micro lending program, and the director of development and energy conservation for People Acting in Community Endeavors in New Bedford, Massachusetts. As a trainer and facilitator, his diverse clients include municipalities, community colleges, national and state level microenterprise, and community development finance organizations. Bill holds a master’s degree in community economic development from New Hampshire College and a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Massachusetts University.
In addition, for more than thirty years, Bill has worked with labor, human rights, anti-racism organizations and campaigns, including organizing workers in the electronics and gold mining industries, the United Farm Workers boycott, and in the areas of the environment, safe energy, and drug addiction and treatment.