It’s in his DNA. Jamie Bearse loves bringing together remarkable people to see if they can become something more. With a vision to change the way nonprofits think, act and operate, he loves working with leaders and organizations to help transform company culture and build better nonprofits that create empowering communities and improve lives.
During his 21-plus years as a nonprofit executive, he’s proven success. During the past 10 years, ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer has grown its fundraising, reserve fund and program staff size by 500% while consistently earning four out of four stars from Charity Navigator.
As ZERO’s CEO, he’s led many of the organization’s strategic endeavors, including ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, a $300 million co-pay relief program, legislation to improve access to care, a $30 million increase in federal funding for research and a vibrant centralized national chapter program. Following the recent acquisition of Us TOO, the second largest U.S. prostate cancer patient advocacy organization, ZERO rapidly built the organization’s champion (top-tier volunteers) initiative to encourage patients and their families to take on highly active roles in the cause and ZERO’s health equity efforts.
Jamie is a nonprofit nerd and a pop culture geek. He lives outside of Boston with his wife and family. One of his favorite things to do is mentor in leadership, teamwork, culture, fundraising, board-building, advocacy and strategic planning.