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Executive Director - Jason Chmura

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.

Learning Institute Evaluator - Katie Burnham Laverty

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 JP Publications.

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 Publishing Company.

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