Support Center in the News

Support Center for Nonprofit Management and Partnership in Philanthropy Merge — Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity Building in NY/NJ/CT

The Support Center, a leading nonprofit capacity building and executive transitions organization in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area, and Partnership in Philanthropy (PIP), the New Jersey -based nonprofit that provides fundraising expertise to New Jersey’s nonprofit community announced that they are merging to form one organization to better serve the needs of area nonprofits. The new organization–Support Center for Nonprofit Management/Partnership in Philanthropy–began integrated service in January 2013 under the leadership of current Support Center CEO, Don Crocker.  PIP Executive Director, Heather Robinson, is the new Associate Director.

When to Hire an Interim Executive Director 

In this television interview Don Crocker, CEO of the Support Center, talks about the key role an Interim Executive Director (IED) can play in executive transitions. The role of the IED is discussed in the context of the Center’s Executive Search and Transition Management services.

Non Profit Mergers & Turnarounds: When Restructuring Makes Sense in The Non Profit Sector  

Don Crocker, CEO of the Support Center, talks about mergers, turnarounds and strategic alliances in the nonprofit sector—when it is right and when it is not; what’s involved in getting the process started and what makes a success. This informative interview on Not for Profit eXchange Radio targets a subject that is gaining momentum in this tight economy, but not often talked about.

Five Questions for Don Crocker

What’s your take on the current landscape for capacity building funding for nonprofits in your community?  This Philanthropic blog interview with Don Crocker gives his perspective from the Support Center’s work in NY, NJ and CT.  

The Benefits of Interim Executive Director Training 

In this short video, Frank Abdale, an accomplished consultant and training participant, provides his perspective on the unique benefits of the Support Center’s Interim Executive Director Training program.


“This project helped the ECS Board better understand its role, responsibility, and value in helping the school achieve its mission and objectives. In doing so it brought us closer to understanding what kind of leadership ECS needs to ensure the school’s continued success.

Through the strategic planning we were able to review the management structures of other model Charter Schools to clarify what staff was needed to expand into High School.”

Edward B. Hubbard, Board Member
Equality Charter School (ECS)

“Working with [the Support Center’s interim placement] Richmond was truly a gift. What a great opportunity to have such an experienced professional serve as the interim executive director for our organization. She is smart, focused, full of energy, has great communication skills and best of all a wonderful sense of humor.”

Phil Salerno, Chairman, Board of Trustees,
Lead New Jersey

“The Support Center process helped us have the important conversation needed to clarify our direction and build excitement, energy, and a team approach with both staff and Board.

We benefited greatly from the Support Center’s commitment to working closely with us and their ‘hands-on’ approach to helping us make meaningful, important decisions for our future”

Carolyn Powell, Chairperson, Board of Directors
Services for the Underserved