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Joan Garry

Your guide to becoming a…

Executive Directors

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World class fundraiser

  • Make Nonprofit Storytelling Your Super Power

    Nonprofit storytelling can light a fire in the belly of any and everyone you meet and inspire them to join your mission. Keep reading to learn the way and get a free template to help you get your storytelling right.

  • Helping the Helpers: My New and Improved Blog

    This blog has been a go-to resource for nonprofit leaders over the past 10 years… and now it’s faster, more mobile-friendly, and all about helping the helpers. Keep reading to learn more about the improvements we’ve made with you in mind.

  • An Onboarding Checklist for New Board Members

    Got new board members? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know to successfully onboard them — and download your free board orientation checklist!

“Her many lessons for non-profit leaders are helpful any time; they are absolutely essential in the midst of crises. This book is a humorous, high-energy read, filled with great stories and profound insights. Highly recommended!

Michael Watkins.
Bestselling author. The First 90 Days and Your Next Move

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not enough money.

too many cooks.

an abundance of passion.

  • Before You Dissolve Your Nonprofit…

    Bills are piling up, team members are leaving for new opportunities, your board is questioning if the investment is even worth it… is it time to dissolve your nonprofit organization? Keep reading to find out.

  • Is Servant Leadership the Right Approach for Nonprofit Leaders?

    Let’s talk about servant leadership — is it an oxymoron (like jumbo shrimp)? Is this approach the reason so many nonprofit leaders burn out? Keep reading to uncover the truth about this often debated approach to leadership.

  • Should Board Members Be Required to Donate?

    Is your board of directors required to donate? In this post, I dive into why giving back to your organization is one of the best practices of highly effective nonprofit boards.

“Her many lessons for non-profit leaders are helpful any time; they are absolutely essential in the midst of crises. This book is a humorous, high-energy read, filled with great stories and profound insights. Highly recommended!

Michael Watkins.
Bestselling author. The First 90 Days and Your Next Move

HELPING THE HELPERS

Executive Coach & Strategic Advisor

Bring Joan to your organization as a mentor, a professor, a compassionate truth teller, and your own personal management and leadership consultant.

Keynotes & Live Events

As a distinguished authority on  nonprofit leadership, Joan Garry brings wit and humor into the room. Her keynotes are substantive, engaging, and transformative.

Virtual Trainings & Workshops

Bring in Joan for a 90-minute virtual presentation with your board, customize a workshop for board/staff, or add a workshop to a keynote presentation.

Not Enough Money.

Too Many Cooks.

An Abundance Of Passion.

About Joan Garry

Joan Garry is the Principal of Joan Garry Consulting. Her team works to build and cultivate leadership at the board and staff level in the service of strengthening the nonprofit sector. She is a consultant, author, blogger and a highly sought after public speaker and media spokesperson.

“Her many lessons for non-profit leaders are helpful any time; they are absolutely essential in the midst of crises. This book is a humorous, high-energy read, filled with great stories and profound insights. Highly recommended!

Michael Watkins.
Bestselling author. The First 90 Days and Your Next Move

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