Thanks to our facilitators we offered over 100 nonprofit management and professional development workshops in 2016!
Our facilitators are among the most accomplished professionals in the nonprofit field. They have been executive directors, development directors, financial officers, board members, authors, university faculty members, and project managers. Most are now consultants or coaches. What they all have in common is a strong commitment to providing the highest quality learning experiences and strengthening the capacity of the nonprofit professionals they teach.
Become a Facilitator
The Support Center believes in the value of working with volunteer facilitators to deliver our public workshops. Our facilitators are among the most accomplished professionals in the field who have served in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors for at least a decade, most having served much longer.
Frank Abdale has been teaching fundraising and advocacy at the Support Center since 2009. He is Principal of Abdale Consulting is the co-author of “Practical Abundance: A Comprehensive Guide to Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits.” Frank has a proven track record of successful grant writing as well as writing and editing numerous publications, articles, and manuals. He has helped design two on-line grant application processes for the funders Altria Group, Inc. and MAC AIDS Fund. As an Executive Director and a consultant he has successfully submitted numerous on-line grant applications and trained staff at several agencies to do the same.
Don is the Executive Director/CEO of the Support Center. He has more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and is nationally recognized as a trainer and consultant in the areas of grants and funding development, developing effective boards, nonprofit leadership. He has held numerous positions in tri-state area organizations, including Board Member, Director of Research & Development, President and CEO. Don has been an affiliated consultant to BoardSource and is a trained facilitator of BoardSource’s self-assessment process. He has served on the New York Times Nonprofit Excellence Awards selection committee. Don holds a BA in Psychology and an MS in Leadership and Strategic Management, and is an adjunct instructor of graduate studies at Manhattanville College and NYU’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising.
Michael facilitates board workshops and is a consultant specializing in board development with over 20 years of experience in nonprofit board and managerial leadership. Michael has worked with the boards of more than 40 nonprofit organizations in strategic planning, board development, retreat facilitation and transition management. He is the lead consultant for the United Way Linkages program, the Chair of Governance Matters, and a faculty member of Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy. Michael holds a BS in mathematics from New York State University College on Long Island, a JD from Columbia Law School and an MPh from Yale University.
Katherine DeFoyd is the Founding Partner at Growth for Good (growthforgood.com) and has worked as a fundraising professional for more than 20 years. She has been involved with every aspect of fundraising and has developed special expertise in government appropriations and public competitive grant sources. She has led clients successfully through board development, strategic planning processes, capital campaigns and annual campaigns. Prior to Growth for Good, Katherine worked at The Armory Foundation, MOUSE Inc., The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (NYU), The Bertelsmann Foundation, the Mayor’s Office for Business Development, the Mayor’s Office for Public Private Partnerships, and Constituency Affairs for Manhattan Borough President Messinger.
She is a member of the board of directors of Harlem RBI and serves on the nonprofit’s capital campaign committee. Katherine has a B.A. in Economics from San Francisco State University and a Masters of Public Administration from the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU. Katherine is also the author of four cookbooks.
Nancy facilitates Time Management. She is Founder and President of People Potential and has provided consultation and training services to public and nonprofit organizations since 1983. She applies her direct service experience in government and private agencies to her work, and is a specialist in team building strategies, leadership development, and work load management. She holds an MSW from Hunter College.
Amy is the Principal and Owner of Tri Point Resources, a full service consulting firm for nonprofit organizations and foundations. Before creating Tri Point Resources, Amy served for more than ten years in the nonprofit sector as a director of development in large and small organizations, including the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College at Rutgers University, and Shelter Our Sisters, a battered women’s shelter. For these organizations, she raised millions of dollars through event planning, grant writing, capital campaigns, direct mail, and major and planned gift solicitations.
Having worked in both the corporate and entertainment industries, Laurie Krauz brings great skill from a remarkably eclectic educational and professional background to her work as a Public Speaking, Presentation and Interview Skills Coach. With a degree in Social Work from Penn State (1976, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and graduate study in Finance at New York University, she began her professional life as an officer at a major Wall Street bank. In time, Krauz followed her musical calling. She is an award-winning jazz vocalist who has performed with a number of luminaries at such legendary venues as The Blue Note, Town Hall and Birdland and has been named one of the top 525 jazz vocalists of all time in an upcoming book by noted jazz critic, Scott Yanow.
In the early 1980s, Laurie took a seminar in personal presentation to help define her own image as a performer and found herself drawn to the artistry and practicality of the concepts she learned. She began studying these principles in depth, and worked as an apprentice for a number of years before branching out on her own as an Image Consultant. Laurie has helped men and women from all over the world and all walks of life achieve their own personal and professional styles while developing their ability to offer dynamic, compelling presentations. Her seminars and lectures have been presented at law firms, corporations, financial institutions, nonprofits and universities. She has been featured internationally on BBC Television, and in numerous publications throughout the U.S.
Andrée facilitates Training of the Trainer and is an affiliate consultant with the Support Center. She is President of Andrée Lockwood Associates, and has over 20 years of experience as a consultant, trainer, and facilitator. She conducts workshops and facilitates retreats on topics including communications skills, “training of the trainer,” time and stress management, and customer service. Representative clients include: Fund for the City of New York, Grand Street Settlement, Maimonides Medical Center, New York Public Library, Project FIND, and UJA-Federation of NY. Andrée holds a Divinity degree from the University of London.
Gilles faciliates Interim Executive Leadership Training and is a Senior Associate at the Support Center. Most recently, he completed Interim Executive assignments at Abraham House, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York and Abraham House. His consulting experience covers a broad range of organizational work in the nonprofit sector, including executive leadership transition, organizational restructuring, mission change, search, development, as well as addressing structural deficits.
Barbara facilitates Strategic Planning, Non-Financial Managers Guide to Financial Statements, and Budgeting for Grant Proposals. She is a Senior Partner in Management Solutions for Nonprofit Organizations, LLC, which provides consulting, training and management services in the areas of strategic planning, financial management, board development, fundraising and overall organizational development. Prior to joining Management Solutions, Barbara was a Senior Staff Consultant at the Support Center.
Laurel Molloy is Founder & Chief Consultant of Innovations Quantified (IQ). Since 1999, IQ has been helping organizations increase their impact through its training, program design, and outcome measurement services. Clients include local, national, and international agencies like the Actors Fund of America, Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs, FDNY Counseling Unit, Riverkeeper, and the UN International Labour Organization.
Laurel has been a trainer and affiliated consultant at the Support Center for over a decade, and is known for her practical and engaging approach to outcomes-related work. She holds an MPA in Nonprofit Management from NYU Wagner, and wrote the widely-utilized guidebook, Finally – Outcome Measurement Strategies Anyone Can Understand.
Tonia is on the Support Center Leadership Council and President/Founder of MDI Consulting. Tonia provides outsourced CFO services and assistance, designs and installs accounting systems and procedures, and provides telecommunications consulting services to nonprofit organizations. She taught Financial Management for Non-Profit Organizations at the New School for Social Research and was an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University. Tonia received her MBA from Columbia University and her BA from Macalster College.
Regina facilates workshops at our New Jersey location. She is the President of The Leadership Group and has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Regina has worked as an executive director and interim executive director with state and local governments, and as nonprofit board member. She has an MPA from Rider University.
Pat has been affiliated with the Support Center since 2002 in many capacities, including as a volunteer facilitator of workshops, affiliated consultant, C.O.O. interim, and most recently the Interim Director of Consulting. She consults(PRQuickhelp) nonprofits and foundations both large and small. Areas of expertise include proposal writing, strategic planning, program planning, research, and organization assessments. Fields of expertise include health, developmental disabilities, and domestic and substance abuse. Pat has a Master’s in Public Administration from Pace University and has completed advanced coursework in alcoholism studies from Rutgers University.
Nancy publishes the Getting Attention blog and e-newsletter for nonprofit communicators. Nancy also founded and runs Nancy Schwartz & Company (NS&C), providing results-driven marketing and communications services to nonprofit and foundation clients. She draws on many years of diverse experience, on staff and as a consultant, with organizations as varied as the National Association of Mothers’ Centers, New York Botanical Garden, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Association of Small Foundations. NS&C’s specialties include branding, communications planning, message development, online communication innovations, and developing revenue streams for nonprofit organizations.
About The Prospect Finder and Maria Semple: Maria Semple, Principal of The Prospect Finder LLC, is an experienced researcher, trainer, and frequent speaker on prospect research, email marketing and simple social media strategies. She consults with nonprofit organizations, financial services firms and small businesses interested in finding their best prospects for long-term business relationships. Maria Semple authored two downloadable and interactive e-books, filled with dozens of prospecting resources. For additional information, visit www.theprospectfinder.com.
Maria’s firm is also a Constant Contact Solutions Provider, assisting small business owners and nonprofits with their email marketing needs and social media strategies. Maria is a Constant Contact Local Authorized Expert, enabling her to deliver seminars on leveraging the power of Email Marketing and Social Media. Finally, as a “LinkedIn Evangelist”, Maria helps nonprofits and small businesses understand how to use this free tool to increase visibility.
Janet facilitates the majority of the Support Center’sManagement & Supervision Certificate trainings and is an affiliate consultant. She is a human resources and organizational development consultant with more than 25 years of experience. Her consulting expertise includes supervisory, leadership, and management development; employee relations; employment regulations; executive and management coaching; meeting and retreat facilitation; and organizational assessments. Prior to becoming a consultant, she was the Managing Director of Employee and Volunteer Resources at GMHC, and held senior and corporate HR positions in the publishing and financial printing industries. Janet has an MSW from NYU.
Dart is an organizational development consultant with 30 years of experience. He has been instrumental in developing the Bronx River Alliance, developed new funding methods for supportive housing, created a Business Improvement District, and started a nonprofit newspaper. He has wide experience in real estate development, community collaborations, environmental, and faith based organizations.
As part of the Support Center’s team, Dart is collaborating on the development of the Trajectory Leadership Project and is part of a multi-disciplinary team developing a new corporate structure for a national nonprofit.
Claudia is a Partner at Growth for Good and an accomplished professional consultant with over 30 years of nonprofit marketing and management experience. She has a strong expertise in strategic planning, business development, market analysis, communications, branding, and interim executive leadership. She has created integrated marketing campaigns and developed strategic alliances for more than 150 nonprofit and for-profit organizations. For the Support Center, she has been a marketing consultant, a longtime trainer, and an executive coach.
Claudia has served as a devoted board member of Harlem RBI/DREAM Charter School for 20+ years serving on their Strategic Planning Committee since 1991 (awarded Best Board in NYC by Volunteer Consulting Group, 2010). Claudia holds a B.A. in Communications from Tulane University and is a proud Brooklynite.
Marie is an affiliate consultant with the Support Center. She trains and consults internationally in the areas of fundraising, board and staff development, strategic planning, executive director coaching, effective meetings, supervisory skills, and team building. She was formerly a Senior Staff Consultant with the Support Center.
Sherri Greenbach has worked in the non-profit sector for over 25 years. She previously spent six years as the Executive Director of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York, where she grew the endowment by 53% and increased membership by 63%. In 2008, Sherri launched Social Dividends, a consulting company that guides non-profits in building their core capacities of fundraising, strategic planning and board development. Her work is grounded in a strong belief that creating better returns on philanthropic investments is the key to a better society. She has an undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work.
A journalist by background, Jennifer founded Iris7 Marketing in 2012 with the goal of helping non-profit organizations and small businesses better communicate with their core audiences. As the off-site marketing department to Footsteps, Iris7 has helped the organization more than double its budget to $1.1 million, launch a new website, and develop a robust social media presence. In addition, Iris7 built the communications infrastructure for Choices in Childbirth and created speeches that enabled the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York to exceed their fundraising goal for their annual luncheon. Jennifer has an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a Master’s of Arts in Journalism from New York University.