Leadership and The Workplace

Nonprofit Spark

Renee McGivern

Nonprofit Spark – How newer nonprofits succeed – 06/04/12

My guest this week is the executive director of a non-profit association that started with only 70 nonprofit members in 2004 and has already expanded to serving more than 600. He knows from first-hand experience what it takes to build a non-profit and, in fact, advises them on how to succeed. On the show, we talk about characteristics, or actions, of new organizations which are growing and thriving.
Patrick McWhorter is the president and CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits. He helped launch the Alliance nearly ten years ago, and has served as chief executive since 2005. He manages external relationships, represents the Alliance in the community, and works to sustain the organization. His favorite role is “champion of community impact,” delivering speeches that articulate the value and impact of Arizona’s nonprofits. He has nearly two decades of experience in the nonprofit community, along with tenure in business and government. He has served on many nonprofit boards, including the National Council of Nonprofits, for which he served as Chairman.
As you listen to our conversation, you’ll hear how grounded, practical and business-like great nonprofits have to be in order to succeed. If you are an older organization that needs a jumpstart, these ideas also will help you!