David Brown

David W. Brown has helped guide the strategic marketing direction for nonprofit and other mission-focused organizations throughout his 30+ year career.

He founded BrownPartners, which became one of the most decorated minority-owned ad agencies in the history of Philadelphia’s advertising industry.

His career also includes serving as General Manager for 900 AM WURD – Pennsylvania’s only black-owned talk radio station. Brown was also named a “Champion of Change” by the Obama Administration and was invited to the White House to share his insights on empowering nonprofits to Read more

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 Philadelphia. She has Read more

Michael Schweisheimer

Michael Schweisheimer, 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

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

Janis Glenn

Janis Glenn, M.P.A. is an executive coach, trainer, facilitator, and organizational development consultant with over 20 years of experience in leadership training, management and performance coaching, emotional intelligence competencies, strategic partnerships, effective communications, and resource development in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. She is a partner in The Trainers Consortium, a corps of trainers and consultants experienced in national service and nonprofit leadership, and founder and CEO of Pathways LLC, a woman-owned business offering professional, executive and life coaching services to individuals and groups Read more

Lori Moffa

Lori Moffa is the Director of Consulting for The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University’s School of Business. For over 20 years Lori has worked in the nonprofit sector in a variety of roles. At United Way of King County, Seattle, she recruited and managed a corps of consultants, including some volunteer, to provide technical assistance and training to nonprofit organizations. During her many years in Philadelphia nonprofits, Lori has worked for the United Way of Gloucester County determining community needs, reviewing funding applications and distributing Read more

Thomas Scurto-Davis

Thomas Scurto-Davis, director of finance and operations at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, has been committed to promoting nonprofits through enhanced education and management, for more than 30 years.  With a special interest in arts and culture, he is passionate about advancing the role of arts and culture in the national consciousness.

Thomas got hooked on the arts through his school’s arts programs, then successfully pursued his professional artistic goal with a career as an operatic baritone.  His performance career included singing in some Read more

Mark Eyerly

Mark Eyerly is the vice president for communications at Lehigh University.  Prior to that he was the founding principal of Remarkable Communications, LLC.  He began his career as a journalist and went on to have an extensive career in higher education, serving as the top communications executive for Temple University, the Law School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University. He also led communications and served as chief of staff at the William Penn Foundation. Mark was a Read more

Jean Dolan

Jean Dolan has worked as a communication professional for more than 30 years in a career that spans journalism, public relations, marketing and teaching.  For more than 15 years she’s directed public relations at a nonprofit community college that serves more than 10,000 students, a position that includes media relations outreach and internal communication to more than 500 employees. She has also served on the board of directors of the Newtown Library Company, a nonprofit subscription library that is among the oldest in the state Read more

Patrick J. Feeley, MBA, CFRE

Patrick J. Feeley, MBA, CFRE, has been fundraising in the nonprofit sector since 1993.  He is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Caron Treatment Centers where he oversees a team of 18, which raises funds for Caron’s “Open the Door” $65 million campaign aimed at helping patients and families impacted by addiction and substance abuse.

Prior to Caron, Pat worked in development at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in several management positions overseeing a wide range of areas from major gifts Read more


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