WHAT WE DO MATTERS
The MISSION of the American Nonprofit Academy is to bring leadership, education, connectivity and collaboration to the nonprofit community.
The VISION of the American Nonprofit Academy is to educate and connect stakeholders in the nonprofit community with low cost educational opportunities. This includes the involvement of nonprofit founders, funders, volunteers, corporatepartners and government.
The VALUES of the American Nonprofit Academy orient communities towards building sustainable approaches to philanthropy. Education, connectivity and collaboration are the key values that move the American Nonprofit Academy towards its goals. When the nonprofit sector achieves success all members of the community succeed.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
“I marvel at the spirit of philanthropy and the can-do attitude of nonprofits,” comments Julia C. Patrick. As the Founder of the American Nonprofit Academy, Patrick sees the passion and dedication of service organizations daily. A multi-generational philanthropist, Board Member and volunteer, Patrick has been involved with community service since she can remember. “From my parent’s and grandparent’s active community service to my own child’s volunteerism, the process of philanthropy has been a constant in our lives.”
“Yet, for all the good will and commitment to supporting nonprofits, no matter their scope of service, if an organization lacks structure and the knowledge of best practices their missions go unfulfilled.” This basic observation led Patrick to found the American Nonprofit Academy. “I continually met and worked with organizations who filled a definite need in their community,” explains Patrick. “But often at the core of their structure they were missing essential procedures and policies critical to effective governance.”
Bringing together expert panelists, instructors and leaders in the nonprofit community, Patrick and her team designed innovative programs that educate nonprofits on the issues that help them achieve their missions. With workshops, on-demand and online curriculum the American Nonprofit Academy delivers information that moves nonprofits towards efficiency and best practices.