2021 Nonprofit Professional of the Year: Amit Paley
December 7, 2021 at 8:50 am

As of 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found suicide to be the second leading cause among young people. On top of that, LGBTQ youth are four times more susceptible to attempt suicide than their peers. Amit Paley is on a mission though to end LGBTQ youth suicide, and that work has earned him selection as NonProfit PRO’s 2021 Nonprofit Professional of the Year.

2021 Lifetime Achievement: Atul Tandon
December 7, 2021 at 8:45 am

Atul Tandon may have started his career in the for-profit world, but his decision to serve the world’s extreme poor has led to NonProfit PRO recognizing him with 2021’s Lifetime Achievement award.

2021 Fundraiser of the Year: Bri Seoane
December 7, 2021 at 8:40 am

Bri Seoane, Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area’s vice president of development and strategic partnerships, faced a $1.4 million expected shortfall, but knew the sick children her organization supported still needed help. Her impressive fundraising results landed her as NonProfit PRO’s Fundraiser of the Year.

2021 Board Member of the Year: TJ Lynch
December 7, 2021 at 8:30 am

Thanks to TJ Lynch’s guidance as treasurer and board member, he has helped the nonprofit — which pairs youths with real-world, on-the-job experience — grow substantially. His thoughtful dedication to Hopeworks is what helped him become NonProfit PRO’s 2021 Board Member of the Year.

2021 Technology Professional of the Year: Heather Walker
December 7, 2021 at 8:25 am

Heather Walker became the first female chief information officer for Atrium Health Navicent in July 2020 in the middle of a pandemic that required her to help medical workers handle the technological challenges of COVID-19. Her hard work has resulted in her being named NonProfit PRO’s Technology Professional of the Year.

2021 Marketer of the Year: Nicole Williams
December 7, 2021 at 8:20 am

Instead of marketing resources being devoted to an annual golf tournament, Nicole Williams, associate director of foundation relations and communications, pivoted the organization’s strategy and resources. That campaign earned her NonProfit PRO’s Marketer of the Year.

2021 Unsung Hero: Kim Matthews
December 7, 2021 at 8:15 am

Some people have a job in the nonprofit sector and others devote themselves to the social causes that they are passionate about. For Kim Matthews, that 17-year devotion makes her NonProfit PRO’s Unsung Hero.

2021 Rising Star: Arnav Bhakta
December 7, 2021 at 8:10 am

While most high-schoolers are busy worrying about passing their driver’s test or making the varsity team, Arnav Bhakta, CEO and president of Stem4Free, decided that he was going to take on food waste.

How a Targeted Second Ask Surpassed Its Goal With a Nearly 50% Response Rate
August 24, 2021 at 8:30 am

The American Battlefield Trust was $27,000 short of projected revenue for its effort to save 128 acres of Civil War Battlefield in Perryville, Kentucky, in the fall of 2019. As this particular track of land would essentially complete the preservation of the Perryville site – the last piece of the puzzle – they had to figure out a way...