WHAT WE DO MATTERS

The MISSION of the American Nonprofit Academy is to bring education, leadership, 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 staff, founders, funders, donors, volunteers, corporate partners 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.

OUR STORY

The story of the American Nonprofit Academy is the story of American nonprofits.  We come from a variety of places and backgrounds and believe each day can be better than the last.

We know America is a place where a Community Organizer can stand as tall as a corporate CEO. We live in a country gifted with the ability to both make money and make a difference. We get out of bed in the morning with a to-do list filled with people not products.  Even more so, we are grateful to be surrounded by social entrepreneurs who are enlightened with purpose.

The American nonprofit community is one of the few remaining arenas where thinking outside the box is encouraged and rewarded.  It is a community where doing what has not been done before, or what can be done better, is a valid goal.

We will admit our platform won’t hold all the answers to every problem a nonprofit encounters, nor can we tell you where all the needs and opportunities exist.  However, we can be one of the tools for your journey.  By serving as a platform for providing and connecting you with the expertise and support you may need, we hope the American Nonprofit Academy will become one of your sources for knowledge, encouragement and success.

This community news and learning platform is constructed to match the complex variety of nonprofit missions.  We have experts from mission specific fields who bring their talent, view and history to our menu of free and low cost training.   You will gain strength by learning from those who have traveled your path or are experts in your unique field.  Our National news , Local news and Foundation news sections give you the big picture of our nonprofit sector.  Keeping up on the actions of your peers, donors, volunteers, clients and even competitors is very important as you journey along and we further encourage you to join us daily on the Live national broadcast of The Nonprofit Show.

We understand your success is measured more by how many mouths you feed, families you help, lives you save and not by how much money you make.  Yours is a purposeful life.   It requires compassion, creativity and commitment. Because of this, we honor and take the responsibility of providing training seriously.

We hope you will find the American Nonprofit Academy valuable and always appreciate your feedback to make it better.

Stay well so you can do well…

Julia C. Patrick
Founder and CEO
American Nonprofit Academy

ACADEMY EDUCATION PARTNERS AND THOUGHT LEADERS

Sasha R. Lewis, CFRE
Principal
Moves Management Consulting

Kay McDonald
CEO
Charity Charms

Steve Shattuck
Chief Engagement Officer
Bloomerang

Jarrett Ransom
CEO & President
Rayvan Group

Katie Warnock
Founder
StaffingBoutique.co

Jeb Banner
CEO and Founder
Boardable

Jeffrey R. Wilcox
President and Chief Advancement Officer
Third Sector Company

Jason Champion
Director of Product Development
Winspire

GUEST PRESENTERS | INSTRUCTORS

Daniel Parkhurst
Director Of Policy and Communications
Washington Nonprofits

Christopher Worman
Vice President – Alliances
TechSoup

Tony Beall
Director
Sanford Institute of Philanthropy

Brian Sooy
President
Aespire

John K. Romano
Executive Director
Disaster Central

Nicole Forsyth
President and CEO
RedRover

Jim Ogle
Executive Director
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area

Michele Rebeor
Owner
Michele M. Rebeor Consulting

Michael C. Oster
CEO
Level Up Advisors

Maria Chavez Wilcox
CEO
Seattle – YWCA

Alex Wright
Executive Director and Founder
All Kind

Stephanie Pommier
Regional Director, Upper Midwest
NPHUSA.org

Amy Schwanbenlender
Executive Director
Human Service Campus

Eric Ryan
Founding Partner
Mission Met

Dr. Rob Harter
Nonprofit Leadership Podcast
E.D. CCofPC.org

Jeffri-Lynn Campbell
CEO – Brand Architect
Blaze Experts

Alison J. Rapping
CEO
Arouet Empowers.org

Adrian Jamieson
President – AZ
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

Amelia Kohm
Founder and Consultant
Nonfit Viz

Gary Knight
Executive Director
San Diego Futures Foundation

Rich Dietz
Director of Peer to Peer Solutions
One Cause

Kate Rubalcava
CEO
Utah Nonprofits Association

Norberto Castro
President and CEO
Arizona Center for Nature Conservation

Jill Misra
Association of Consultants to Nonprofits
Impact Solutions Corp.

Jennifer R. Hudson
President
Think Beyond Public Relations

Kevin Pace
Executive Producer
The Nonprofit Show

Connie Bonfy
Executive Director
Kansas Rural Center

Jeff Schreifels
Author – About The Donor
Veritus Group

Anne Owens
Executive Director
Volunteer Center of Story County

Justin Wheeler
Founder and CEO
FunRaise.io

Rick DeBruhl
Founder and Author
Insider’s Guide to Media Training

Chandler Longbons
CEO
Social Leap

Geronimo Diaz
Founder & CEO
Geronimo Consulting

Vonni Guthrie
President and CEO
Fundraise 411

Shannon Clancy
Associate Executive Director
Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Armando Zumaya
Founder
Armandozumaya.com

Gabe Cooper
CEO
Virtuous Software

Tara Bethell
CEO
Copper Quail Consulting

Rich Frazier, CFRE
Senior Consultant
IPM Advancement

Jeannie Beck
CEO
Bookkeeping For Nonprofits

Keenan Evans
President
ON Semiconductor Foundation

Kelly Balthazor
Regional Relationship Manager
PetSmart Charities

Rita Soronen
CEO and President
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Miraj Patel
Founder & CEO
Harness Giving

Howard Lake
Executive Director
UK Fundraising

Eyvette Jones Johnson
Founder
Urban Possibilities

Kyle Daniels
Planned Giving Coordinator
Field Museum

Tracy Vanderneck, MSM,CFRE
President
Phil-Com

Scott Thomas, CAP
Chartered Financial Consultant
Stewardship Matters

Amanda Miller
Chief Marketing Officer
Ink & Quill Communications

Dr. Evelyn Jabri
Principal
E & A Innovation Group

Sherry Quam Taylor
CEO
QuamTaylor

Camille Ridley
Donor Development Officer
American Red Cross

Dean McCurry
Owner
DM Auction Services

Brenda Blunt, CPA
Partner
Eide Bailly

Phil Pangrazio
President and CEO
Ability 360

Cindy May
CEO
Cindy May Consulting

Ilana Lowery
Regional Director
Common Sense Media

Anne Yurasek
Principal
FIO Partners

Joseph Hearn
President and CEO
Advanced Remarketing Services

Diana Holder
International Research
Grant Station

Patricia Kelly Leo
Executive Director
Florence M. Muller and Emil Muller Foundations

Lindsey Valdez
Program Director
MADD- New Mexico

Vada O. Manager
Founder and CEO
Manager Global Consulting Group

Mike Worley
Executive Director
The Lander Foundation

Caitlin Butler
Chief Strategy Officer
Mural Arts Philadelphia

Elycia Taylor
Communications Director
Licking County Humane Society

Nic Miller
Director Of Partnerships
Fundraise Up

Cynthia Zwick
Executive Director
Wildfire

Sean Donnelly
Co-Founder
RoundUps.org

Frank Kitchen
Founder and Creator
I Live F.R.E.S.H.

Rachel Bearbower
CEO
Small Shop Strategies
 

Julia Campbell
President and CEO
JC Campbell Social Marketing

Katie Rapkoch
Founder
Seek To Serve Coaching

Katie Appold
Executive Director
Do More Good

Laura Ingalls
Content Marketer
Abeja Solutions

Heather Burright
CEO
Skill Masters Market

Ashley Bright
Founder
Ashley Bright Presents

Janeen Brown
Founder, Executive Director
EmpowHerto

Anne Cohen
Arts
Bronx House

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