Board & Staff
Executive Director - Jason Chmura
Learning Institute Evaluator - Katie Burnham Laverty
Jason Chmura is the Executive Director of the Society for Nonprofits. Jason served as the Membership Director from 2002 until 2017, and was responsible for membership services, web development, database
management, and other related functions. Jason is a self-taught web developer, with experience in a number of open source technologies. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1999
with a B.A. in Organizational Studies.
Katie Burnham Laverty is the retired co-founder of the Society for Nonprofits, and served as President and Executive Director until early 2017.
On March 18, 1999, Burnham was honored by the United States Distance Learning Association
with the "Most Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in
Lifelong Learning" award. Burnham graduated with Honors from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Education.
Nonprofit World Editor - Jill Muehrcke
Juliana (Jill) Muehrcke is the founding editor of Nonprofit World and
has served as its editor since its founding in 1983. A writer and editor
of international reputation, she has written over 100 books, including
Are You Sitting on a Gold Mine?, Map Use (with Jon Kimerling and Phillip
Muehrcke), and Walk in My Shoes. A graduate of the University of
Washington, she has won numerous awards, including the Nonprofit
Advocacy Award. She is also the founder and owner of the publishing firm
Funding Alert Editor - Mary Lou Santovec
Mary Lou Santovec is the editor of the Funding
Alert database. She has a B.S. in physical education from the
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and has done graduate work in
nonprofit administration at the University of Notre Dame. She’s the
co-author of two books and has written articles on many topics for
various national and regional newsletters, magazines and newspapers.
She’s currently working on a book on Wisconsin gardens for Big Earth
Board of Directors
Katie Burnham Laverty