Insights into nonprofit leadership & governance

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...


Courtney Bugler, Chief Development Officer of Piedmont Park Conservancy

Atlanta, Georgia   Courtney Bugler has been named Chief Development & Marketing Officer (CDO) of Piedmont Park Conservancy.  Bugler was most recently the National Director of Race for the Cure at Susan G. Komen. She has a strong track record of impact in non-profit development and leadership roles.   Read more...


John Simpkins, President and CEO, MDC

Durham, North Carolina   John Simpkins has been selected as President and CEO of MDC. MDC equips Southern leaders, institutions, and communities to improve economic mobility and advance equity. Simpkins, a constitutional law scholar and former Obama Administration counsel, has played a leadership role in advancing an...


Paige Alexander Named CEO of Carter Center

BoardWalk Consulting is pleased to announce the appointment of Paige Alexander as CEO of The Carter Center. We are pleased to have partnered with a leading, global nonprofit in executing this important search and wish Paige all the best in this new role.   Read more on the announcement from The Carter Center...


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...


Deborah Krause Named President of Eden Theological Seminary

Eden Theological Seminary has appointed Deborah Krause as president. Click here to read the press...


Rebecca Dixon to lead NELP as new Executive Director

Rebecca Dixon has been selected as the new Executive Director for the National Employment Law Project (NELP). Rebecca is a national leader recognized for her commitment to racial, gender and economic justice.  She will lead NELP’s work to build and contribute to a strong workers’ rights movement that dismantles structural...


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...


MDC President to retire after 20 years

David Dodson, President of MDC in Durham, NC, has announced his plans to retire at the end of June, 2020.  In a statement sent via email, Dodson praised "the powerful work underway in support of our mission to advance equity and opportunity across the South."  Dodson joined MDC in 1987 and has been leading the organization as...


JF Maddox CEO announces retirement

On September 6, the long-time CEO of New Mexico's largest private foundation announced his impending retirement after 25 years of service.  Announcement text here; more info on the foundation and its impact across Lea County and beyond here. BoardWalk Consulting is honored to lead the search for Mr. Reid’s successor. To...

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