Successful Nonprofit Leadership featuring Michael Barry with ONE and Pamela Keefe with National Bank of Arizona and David Henderson with STARS
Successful nonprofit leadership requires a unique set of traits. Humility to receive help; finesse to balance creativity and productivity; and, the passion and ability to speak to (and manage) the mission through projects, initiatives and stakeholder relationships. Today we connect with a few executive leaders with the Organization for Nonprofit Executives (ONE) as they share how this organization provides professional development, education, information and networking opportunities to the Chief Executive Officers and Executive Directors for Arizona nonprofits.
ONE, or the Organization for Nonprofit Executives, is a Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to providing professional development, education and information, and networking opportunities to the Chief Executive Officers and Executive Directors of Phoenix-area nonprofits.
Founded in 1998, ONE is the only organization dedicated to servicing the needs of the nonprofit chief executive population. Its regular speaker series spotlights industry experts in a variety of relevant topics, including governance, changes in the tax laws, and marketing and branding. Its annual Leader Day event celebrates the chief executives of nonprofits by recognizing their achievements in innovation and outstanding community partnership.
ONE has recently embarked on an ambitious agenda which is designed to substantially expand its member offerings, enhance the overall member experience, and reach a greater number of nonprofits in Phoenix and throughout Arizona.
Michael Barry was appointed as Executive Director of ONE in March of 2018 and is the first individual to hold this position. Previously, he worked as Director of Business Development for Experience Matters, where he directed a team responsible for placing individuals with a lifetime of experience in nonprofits who could directly benefit from that experience. Prior to that he was both an Encore Fellow and a consultant to the American Lung Association in Arizona.
Michael spent the majority of his career in the financial services sector, retiring from American Express in 2012 as Vice President of Business Development Strategy for the Corporate Services division.
Specializing in forming one-on-one relationships and providing superb customer service, National Bank of Arizona offers a broad suite of products and services for individuals and businesses – from private banking clients to foundations, nonprofits, corporate and commercial clients. Taking a big-picture view of each client’s needs, National Bank of Arizona provides tailored financial solutions. Clients are supported with access to executive management and local decision- making, all while NB|AZ bankers contribute valuable financial knowledge and play a strategic role in helping clients pursue their dreams. Since its founding in Tucson in 1984, NB|AZ has expanded to play a significant role in numerous communities across the state. Backed by the strength of Zions Bancorporation, customers get the resources they need with the responsiveness and personalized service they expect from a local bank.
As Vice President and Nonprofit Relationship Manager for National Bank of Arizona®, Pamela Keefe is responsible for serving the needs of nonprofit organizations in Arizona. A veteran banker with more than 30 years’ experience, Pamela facilitates the many products and services available from NB|AZ. From treasury management services, lending and credit assistance and everything in between, Pam will connect your organization with the right specialists. Pamela’s hands-on approach to service and action-oriented vision are the driving forces behind many of her clients’ success stories. She joined NB|AZ in 2001 with a broad set of experiences in the financial services industry. As your Relationship Manager, Pamela will manage the financial needs, while taking time to understand the unique goals of your organization.
STARS is a Scottsdale-based nonprofit founded in 1973 to improve the lives of adults with developmental disabilities. Each week, more than 200 individuals participate in programs designed to promote independence through life and social skill-building. Vocational training in a group environment is available, as well as opportunities for on-the-job training in community-integrated settings.
David Henderson joined STARS as President and CEO in 2015, following a 30- year career with Ticketmaster, a start-up he joined after graduating from Arizona State University. He has served on several Valley nonprofit boards, including Audrey’s Angels and UMOM New Day Centers, where he gained appreciation for the value of community leaders coming together in service to those in need. David received the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the ASU Lodestar Center.