Ebony Staton Weidman

Ebony Staton Weidman has collaborated with nonprofits and various organizations throughout her professional career. Currently owner and principal consultant at 3+four Consulting, she develops marketing plans and implementation strategies, helping nonprofits solve problems by guiding them through the processes of auditing, evaluating and reimagining their brands.

Before starting the company, Ebony worked for Comcast Corporation in Corporate Communications and Human Resources. She also worked at BrownPartners Multicultural Marketing where she was lead senior account executive. Among her clients were the state’s Department of Health social where Read more

Mark Lashley, Ph.D.

Mark C. Lashley, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of communication at La Salle University whose expertise includes mass media, with an emphasis on social media. From his dissertation to his master’s thesis, to his roles as editor, author, lecturer, media guest and instructor, Mark’s knowledge of and interest in popular culture and social media tools distinguishes his teaching for The Nonprofit Center on harnessing the power of social media. He earned his BA in communication at the University of Scranton and his MA in Mass Read more

Michael Schweishimer

Michael Schweishimer, founder and executive producer of Primitive World Productions, is an award-winning filmmaker with experience behind the camera since 1991.  He has been involved in the creation of hundreds of films and videos, ranging from corporate training and promotional projects, to television commercials and feature films.  Michael founded Primitive World Productions in 2000 with an emphasis on nonprofit organizations, helping them to convey their missions to the public through video communication.  He enjoys consulting, speaking and teaching about the intersection between nonprofits, education and Read more

Ian Kauffman

Ian Kauffman, CPA is the founder of Kauffman & Co. He established his firm after holding management positions with Grant Thornton LLP and Bishop French LLC.  His background includes experience in providing accounting services for small to mid-size private and public companies in a variety of industries, including not-for-profit organizations. . He is a licensed CPA and serves on the board of non-profit associations.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Ian received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Mt. St. Read more

Alisa Baratta

Alisa Baratta is a nonprofit management consultant with expertise in the area of strategic planning, board development, and fundraising. Currently a consultant with The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University’s School of Business, Alisa has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years. At The Nonprofit Center Alisa has completed a variety of capacity building projects including strategic planning, board development, and organizational assessment. Alisa also serves as an Interim Executive Director for organizations in leadership transition.

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Laura Solomon, Esq.

Laura Solomon, Esq. has dedicated her career to advising charitable organizations, their management, and boards of directors. She understands the challenges facing charities and is uniquely qualified to help them maximize their missions and minimize their tax liability. Her practice is concentrated in the representation of exempt organizations, to make the highest quality corporate and tax legal services accessible to any nonprofit organization. Prior to starting her practice, Laura was associated with the law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews and Ingersoll in Read more

John Kelley, Ph.D.

John Kelley, Ph.D. has extensive experience at various levels in the nonprofit world.  At the social policy level, he headed the research division of the policy analysis firm Public/Private Ventures.  He founded and led Villanova University’s HOS Institute, devoted to training and program evaluation in the human services.  Subsequently, he was the founding leader of Villanova’s Office of Planning and Institutional Research. For three decades, he has worked collaboratively with The Nonprofit Center, serving on planning committees and as a consultant and instructor.  He also teaches Read more

Stephanie Kindt

Stephanie Kindt, Esq. has more than 10 years experience in organizational development for both nonprofits and for profits.  As a  human resources consultant, her focus is primarily in the areas of process management and continuous improvement, leadership and facilitator training, mission and strategy development and organization design.   Her community leadership and board experience have further informed her knowledge and appreciation of nonprofits.  Her education includes a BA in Psychology from Bloomsburg University, an MA in Organizational and Industrial Psychology from West Chester University and a JD from Read more

Nancy Knoebel

Nancy Knoebel is the President and CEO of Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania in Allentown, PA., where she has worked since 2001. Prior to that, she worked in the health care industry both as a consultant on large national health related efforts and in the Lehigh Valley where she led a nonprofit consortium connecting local health and social service community resources.  Nancy has experience both on the Easter Seals board as well as a number of other nonprofit boards.  As a student of board governance, she Read more

Laura Otten, Ph.D.

Laura Otten, Ph.D., has been the director of The Nonprofit Center since 2001. She began her affiliation with The Nonprofit Center shortly after it was formed in the early 1980s, working as a consultant and trainer, primarily in the areas of board development, strategic planning and program evaluation and she continues to play these roles, in addition to providing director and leadership to The Nonprofit Center’s educational, consulting, and leadership development programs.  In 2013, she helped launch and became the first director of the Master’s in Nonprofit Read more