As a nonprofit executive director, you’re spending your energy, gifts, and time
advancing a mission you deeply care about.

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6 Steps You Must Know to Unleash the Potential of Your Nonprofit Board

Is your board your go-to group for support,
strategic thinking, and resources?
Or do you long for more from your board?

When boards are effective the results are inspiring.
Your board’s potential is real.
I’ve seen it. I believe in it. I want it for you.

You deserve a board that supports you
as a thought partner, with members who
ensure your nonprofit has the resources and
connections to advance its mission.

With over 40 years of nonprofit experience
(26 as an executive) I understand your challenges
firsthand. I see nonprofit leaders like you
stretching and driving themselves every day.
I understand your challenges firsthand.

I invite you to be a part of my community
where I help executive directors with tools,
knowledge, and resources to lead effectively
with their boards, fulfilling their missions
while saving time and energy.

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About Mary

I have been involved with nonprofit organizations for over forty years. I began as a volunteer, helping people with mental illness with practical daily living. I went from volunteer to staff to executive director.

As an executive director, I led two mergers of my nonprofit with others and ultimately led a mental health agency with 530 staff. I truly “grew up” in nonprofits: from a $100,000 budget to leading a nonprofit with a budget of $26 million.

I understand first-hand the challenges nonprofit executives face day after day. I deeply care about nonprofits and the well-being and effectiveness of people like you who lead them.

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What Clients Say

Her coaching has helped me make better decisions day in and day out.

“Mary brought experience and wisdom, meeting us where we were, resulting in building trust and confidence as we navigated our important work. She was especially adept at presenting options and steering me to make decisions based on asking the right questions. Her thoughtful, candid and “keep it simple” approach and her consistent asking: “Toward what end?” have been extremely helpful to me as Executive Director. Given all the hats I have to wear, Mary’s coaching has helped me make better decisions day in and day out. I highly recommend her to others.”

Jim Santucci

Executive Director, Kara

It was a pleasure to work with Mary. She was attentive to my needs and she delivered.

I’m new to the nonprofit world and have felt extremely challenged in my position of leadership in an organization I established. My understanding of nonprofits and my confidence has been significantly boosted by working with Mary. I now have clarity on the many aspects of running a nonprofit, such as raising funds, engaging the board, writing a strategic plan, and the priorities of a nonprofit leader. Mary helped me shift my attention to thing things that matter and get more grounded as the CEO. Thank you so much, Mary, for your diligence, expertise, and skilled support.

Diana Canant

CEO & Founder, Ardicare Foundation

I gained valuable support for my leadership of a growing and evolving organization

“Mary has been my coach for over 16 years, providing valuable support for my leadership of a growing and evolving organization. She has helped me clarify and navigate many important issues during times of change. Her tools and resources on nonprofit leadership and governance are extremely valuable. She has been an effective facilitator of a number of staff, senior leadership, and board sessions. Mary is a pleasure to work with!”

Pam Brandin

Executive Director, Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Her coaching has helped me make better decisions day in and day out.

“Mary brought experience and wisdom, meeting us where we were, resulting in building trust and confidence as we navigated our important work. She was especially adept at presenting options and steering me to make decisions based on asking the right questions. Her thoughtful, candid and “keep it simple” approach and her consistent asking: “Toward what end?” have been extremely helpful to me as Executive Director. Given all the hats I have to wear, Mary’s coaching has helped me make better decisions day in and day out. I highly recommend her to others.”

Keri Butvekich

President & CEO, Oakland Youth Chorus

 

We were a team working together to make my life as .an ED better!

My board and I were struggling to clearly define appropriate board and staff roles. Working with Mary changed that and resulted in the board becoming more aware of its roles and responsibilities. I liked being coached by Mary in the process and how she framed things for the board. Mary has a way of asking questions that caused us all to dig deep, reflect, and grow. I loved her focus on developing leadership for everyone at all levels. I definitely saw positive changes from working with her for myself and our nonprofit.

Dr. Vera Packard

Executive Director, HERS Breast Cancer Foundation

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