Insights into nonprofit leadership & governance

12th Annual Nonprofit Leadership Conference

On October 18, at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, BoardWalk Consulting, Sterling Seacrest Pritchard, and Truist sponsored the 12th Annual Nonprofit Leadership Conference. The theme for this year's event, "Turbulence in the Talent Pool," offered leadership techniques and solutions, along with particular guidelines for creating...


Sam Pettway’s interview with Hunt Scanlon Media

Hunt Scanlon Media recently interviewed Sam Pettway about the state of #nonprofit #executive search. “Purpose-driven work has enormous appeal to executives whose lives may have been governed primarily by economic metrics that feed egos and bank accounts but not the soul. The pandemic has taught all of us new ways to...


Goodwill of North Georgia helps nearly 20K find jobs every year

Goodwill of North Georgia helps nearly 20,000 North Georgians find jobs annually. President and CEO Keith Parker said the nonprofit, which connects employers with job seekers, invests $20 million annually in training and employment services. “We train people to be a good worker,” Parker said. “For many who come...


Sam Pettway & Kathy Bremer featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle

BoardWalk Consulting is proud to have our very own Sam Pettway and Kathy Bremer featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's article about the challenges that nonprofits and executive recruiters are currently facing in the hunt for top talent. "While finding corporate executive talent is difficult, the task of locating...


Kathy Bremer’s 14 year anniversary at BWC

We want to give a big congratulations to Kathy Bremer for 14 years at BoardWalk Consulting! Kathy's dedication, professionalism and kindness are inspiring and we are so grateful to have her on the BoardWalk team. As Managing Director of BoardWalk Consulting, Kathy Bremer is passionate about helping nonprofits recruit...


BoardWalk Consulting featured in Hunt Scanlon Media Executive Search Review’s Non-Profit Recruiting Special Issue

We are honored and thrilled to be featured in Hunt Scanlon Media Executive Search Review’s Non-Profit Recruiting Special Issue. Our founding director Sam Pettway shared his thoughts in this special issue about leaders contemplating shifting to non-profit work: "Of any 10 leaders contemplating a shift to the non-profit...


5 Ways Recruiting Is Different Now

by Kathy Bremer, BoardWalk Consulting   If you imagine that the pandemic, heightened awareness of racism, economic and other challenges are affecting recruiting and job searches, you are right.   What has not changed is the need for top talent. After a mid-March pause, Boards and CEOs have resumed hiring....


Unrest In Our Nation

The recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, combined with the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, have once again placed racial disparities front and center in our nation’s consciousness.   Many of our clients are on the frontline working to dismantle structural...


The Importance and Power of Storytelling

By Peter C. Chatel BoardWalk Consulting co-sponsors an annual Nonprofit Leadership Conference in Atlanta each fall, attended by nonprofit Board chairs, CEOs and foundation, corporate and nonprofit executives. This year’s event, held at Atlanta Botanical Garden, attracted 200 leaders for the 8th annual conference, themed...


Letter to a new CEO: Wisdom from the ranks

Career Pathways, a terrific “talent pipeline expansion program” of the Council on Foundations, is now in its sixth year of bolstering inclusive practices and diversity in philanthropic decision-making. (BoardWalk has been pleased to be a supporter from the beginning.) A number of early participants (primarily women and...

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