Nonprofit Sector Workforce Coalition Elects First Governing Board

December 06, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Kansas City, MO — The Nonprofit Sector Workforce Coalition (NSWC) elected its first Governing Board during a recent October meeting in Los Angeles, California.

Paul Schmitz, Chief Executive Officer of Public Allies Incorporated, was elected Chairman of the NSWC Governing Board, while James Weinberg, Founder/CEO of Commongood Careers was elected Vice-Chairman of the Board. Michael Watson, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Girl Scouts of the USA was elected Board Treasurer; and Ashima Saigal, Director for Nonprofit Leadership Institute at Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Grand Valley State University, was elected Board Secretary.

The NSWC is comprised of over 60 nonprofit organizations, associations, foundations and academic centers focused on addressing issues facing the nonprofit sector workforce. This national coalition, which includes well known organizations such as YMCA, United Way, and the National Urban League, seeks to enter the nonprofit sector into the highly anticipated talent war.

The coalition is actively engaging the sector in three specific areas; workforce diversity, financial barriers to nonprofit careers and the national campaign to accumulate skilled and talented leadership.

“The nonprofit sector employs 14 million people - more than the construction and utility industries combined - and we deliver some of the most urgent and important services that our communities need. The sector is growing more than twice as fast as the business sector,” said Paul Schmitz, CEO of Public Allies, Inc. “We need the best talent in order to better lead and serve our communities.”

Newly elected Board Members were:

-Patrick Corvington, Senior Associate, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
-Russ Finkelstein, Associate Director, Action Without Borders/
-Lara Galinsky, Vice President of Strategy, Echoing Green
-Irv Katz, President, National Human Services Assembly
-Edward Kelley, President & CEO, Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
-Lisa Morton, President & CEO, Nonprofit HR Solutions
-Brigette Rouson, Program Director, Alliance for Nonprofit Management
-James Siegal, Vice President-Nonprofit Sector Programs and Practice, Independent Sector
-Larry Smith, Director- Millennium Project, Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
-Rusty Stahl, Executive Director, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
-Kala Stroup, President, American Humanics
-Stephen Bauer, Director-Initiative for Nonprofit Sector Careers, American Humanics