This past July (amid controversy fueled by the online magazine Nonprofit Quarterly) the newly formed, Washington, D.C. based, National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) successfully launched a nationwide campaign to build its 2017 Board of Governors.

Nominations were overseen by Philanthropist Charlotte Lunsford Berry and Professor Kathleen Wilson Robinson. To-date over 1,100 leaders accepted the charge to establish, organize and confirm a new set of governing guidelines that supercharge nonprofit capacity-building.

Governors will review, expand and/or redact 60 new key practices revealed in NANOE’s New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit ensuring a new set of competencies emerge that increase charitable impact. NANOE intends to convene 1,000 Governors in Columbia, SC on March 7-8, 2017 for their Board of Governors Capacity Building Convention & Expo. Jimmy LaRose, Dan Pallotta, Honnie Korngold and Kathleen Robinson will be the featured guest speakers.

NANOE was conceived in 2011, when a national group of researchers and practitioners began the arduous task of producing a new set of core competencies that would super-charge nonprofit capacity-building. They agreed that a Board of Governors comprised of a vast array of donors, practitioners, consultants, vendors, nonprofit staff and administrators would be established via a 501(c)3 membership organization to organize and confirm a first working draft of these new key practices.

NANOE’s working group spent a full year compiling a list of prospective Governors. Nominations were suggested by members of AFP, CFRE, AHP, ASAE, CASE, United Way, National Development Institute, Nonprofit Associations, Industry Associations, and other community leaders. Though most nominations were submitted by individuals many were submitted to the Nominations Committee by the working group who had identified nonprofit leaders via online research.

(to learn more about NANOE’s working group please read page 12. of NANOE’s New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit.)

To learn more about NANOE and their 2017 Board of Governors visit to download Nominees’ Program Guides.

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  1. iam so greatfull for nominating my name to the coming governors convention 2017,i need to pay the membership fee by december so that i dont miss attending

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National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) is a nationwide network of donors, volunteers and charitable leaders whose relentless commitment to significant and sustainable impact transforms the communities we serve. NANOE members are innovators who solve problems (not just service them) by deploying heroic missions of scale that confront social and environmental dilemmas so completely that money chases after their every need.

  1. We connect philanthropists, funders and academics to people that transform their worlds;
  2. We create platforms, programs and tools that supercharge financial capacity building;
  3. We form economic impact engines infusing capital into charities to guarantee mission success;
  4. We confront intellectual dishonesty using mass communications to dispel myths and disseminate truth;
  5. We disrupt industry associations, organizations and media outlets whose activities injure nonprofits;
  6. We build personal relationships with leaders that strengthen them and meet their needs;
  7. We establish compensation standards that safeguard the financial success of those employed in our sector;
  8. We credential executives in advanced management models, capacity-building and consulting;
  9. We research and report on scale, sustainability and significant impact;
  10. We host forums, conferences and events on scale, sustainability and significant impact;

NANOE, a 501(c)3 corporation, has unveiled a new and growing set of capacity-building “best practices” that empower nonprofits in ways previously thought to be impossible. These approved techniques are based on field tested university research and have been peer-reviewed by NANOE Governors during NANOE’s Convention & Expo. They have been designed for leaders who have a passion to grow their mission. For more information on NANOE’s Board of Governors’ Convention & Expo please visit our Events Page.

NANOE is the only nationwide membership organization in the U.S. for executives seeking credentials in the art of nonprofit capacity-building. Practitioners who hold a prestigious NANOE credential are “best practice” experts who grow charitable enterprise and discover new ways to advance the common good. For more information on CNE, CDE & CNE credentialing please visit our Credentials Page.

Ultimately, NANOE members believe that “innovation never fears a challenge” and that the greatest contribution nonprofit practitioners can make to charity is to become the creative enterprise-leaders our sector so desperately needs. For more information on how you can join please visit our Membership Page.

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