MissionBox recognizes that nonprofit work is critical to the well-being of us all, everywhere around the globe. MissionBox founders, staff, board members and advisers have deep and long experience in working in, and serving, nonprofits of all types and sizes, over the last 30 years.

Kathryn Engelhardt-Cronk

CEO and Co-Founder

Kathryn spent 20 years as a social service provider and as an Executive Director of several nonprofits, before founding and acting as CEO of Community TechKnowledge, Inc. (CTK), providing outcomes and case management tools to more than 18,000 nonprofits on four continents.

Kathryn spent 20 years as a social service provider and as an Executive Director of several nonprofits, before founding and acting as CEO of Community TechKnowledge, Inc. (CTK), providing outcomes and case management tools to more than 18,000 nonprofits on four continents.

Michael Bliss

SVP Corporate Strategy, Wells Fargo

Michael Bliss is a corporate strategy professional with a background in management consulting and M&A, and has also served as a Board member and advisor to fast-growth non-public companies. Michael lives in the SF Bay Area with his family and his favorite local non-profit is the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Michael Bliss is a corporate strategy professional with a background in management consulting and M&A, and has also served as a Board member and advisor to fast-growth non-public companies. Michael lives in the SF Bay Area with his family and his favorite local non-profit is the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Steven Plummer

C.P.A.

Steven Plummer CPA is an accounting and tax professional with experience in both public accounting and private industry, and for the past 20 plus years has been CFO for a mid-sized entity with operations throughout the East Coast. Steven and is wife split time residing near Company offices in NJ and Florida, and both have previously served on multiple Municipal, Civic and Charitable Boards and Committees.

Steven Plummer CPA is an accounting and tax professional with experience in both public accounting and private industry, and for the past 20 plus years has been CFO for a mid-sized entity with operations throughout the East Coast. Steven and is wife split time residing near Company offices in NJ and Florida, and both have previously served on multiple Municipal, Civic and Charitable Boards and Committees.

Charlie Vanek

Vice President, Blackbaud

Charlie Vanek is Vice President, Business Development and Product Management, Blackbaud, LLC, the foremost provider of software to the non-profit sector. He has extensive experience in online portal development and had several roles at FindLaw.com, a Thomson Reuters business, between 2001 and 2008. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife Jenifer and their two children.

Charlie Vanek is Vice President, Business Development and Product Management, Blackbaud, LLC, the foremost provider of software to the non-profit sector. He has extensive experience in online portal development and had several roles at FindLaw.com, a Thomson Reuters business, between 2001 and 2008. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife Jenifer and their two children.

Clark Richards

Attorney

Clark Richards is an attorney in Austin, Texas whose practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. Before becoming a lawyer, Clark was a mental health counselor, which is where he had his first exposure to the needs of nonprofit organizations.

Clark Richards is an attorney in Austin, Texas whose practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. Before becoming a lawyer, Clark was a mental health counselor, which is where he had his first exposure to the needs of nonprofit organizations.

Jim Tallman

President and Chief Marketing Partner, Tallman Insights

Jim Tallman leads a go-to- market advisory & integration firm, Tallman Insights. He’s built client-for-life relationships with leaders like Kathryn and those in 60 other companies. The TallmanInsights team has done extensive research with nonprofit professionals to uncover unmet needs, and help guide the transformational value MissionBox can bring to the nonprofit industry. Jim andhis wife Lois live in Austin, Texas and have two kids in college.

Jim Tallman leads a go-to- market advisory & integration firm, Tallman Insights. He’s built client-for-life relationships with leaders like Kathryn and those in 60 other companies. The TallmanInsights team has done extensive research with nonprofit professionals to uncover unmet needs, and help guide the transformational value MissionBox can bring to the nonprofit industry. Jim andhis wife Lois live in Austin, Texas and have two kids in college.

MissionBox is a global network that connects nonprofits, business partners (like you), expert nonprofit knowledge and the latest social connection tools – all in one easy-to-use site that will reach nonprofit decision makers worldwide.

Todd M. Sigler

Licensed Psychologist and Lecturer, St. Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Sigler is a licensed psychologist, who began working in non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations in the early 1990s. Currently, in his private practice, he conducts psychological evaluations for a variety of population and has extensive experience in assessing refugees and immigrants.

Dr. Sigler is a licensed psychologist, who began working in non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations in the early 1990s. Currently, in his private practice, he conducts psychological evaluations for a variety of population and has extensive experience in assessing refugees and immigrants.

Nigel Barker

CEO, Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia, Inc.

A highly qualified and experienced professional with over 30 years’ experience in the for-profit and not-for- profit sectors at a local, national and international level. Nigel is currently CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia and inaugural winner of the prestigious State Telstra Business Awards Charity category for 2016. His interests include Leadership, governance, and strategy.

A highly qualified and experienced professional with over 30 years’ experience in the for-profit and not-for- profit sectors at a local, national and international level. Nigel is currently CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia and inaugural winner of the prestigious State Telstra Business Awards Charity category for 2016. His interests include Leadership, governance, and strategy.

Caty Jirik

Director Community Impact and 211 Operations, Greater Twin Cities United Way

Caty has been the director of the United Way 2-1-1 service (formerly First Call for Help) for over 25 years. Her tenure with United Way spans over 30 years. She assisted in the development and implementation of 2-1-1 statewide in Minnesota and continues to assist in the rollout of 2-1-1 nationally. Caty is a Licensed Independent Social Worker, with an M.S.W from the University of Michigan.

Caty has been the director of the United Way 2-1-1 service (formerly First Call for Help) for over 25 years. Her tenure with United Way spans over 30 years. She assisted in the development and implementation of 2-1-1 statewide in Minnesota and continues to assist in the rollout of 2-1-1 nationally. Caty is a Licensed Independent Social Worker, with an M.S.W from the University of Michigan.

Sara Levy

Executive Director, Notley Fund, Austin, Texas

Sara Levy has more than a decade of experience in the non-profit sector and currently oversees all philanthropic and social impact investing at Notley Fund. Sara also held roles at the Robin Hood Foundation, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and Public Strategies Inc.

Sara Levy has more than a decade of experience in the non-profit sector and currently oversees all philanthropic and social impact investing at Notley Fund. Sara also held roles at the Robin Hood Foundation, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and Public Strategies Inc.

Cherry Bartlett

Former Teacher, Board Member

University of Texas, Austin, Bachelor of Business Education degree. AISD high school teacher—8 years. Austin Child Guidance Center Board—10 years; president, secretary—2 years. Assistance League of Austin—5 years. UT Kappa Kappa Gamma House Board Member— 10 years. Community volunteer.

University of Texas, Austin, Bachelor of Business Education degree. AISD high school teacher—8 years. Austin Child Guidance Center Board—10 years; president, secretary—2 years. Assistance League of Austin—5 years. UT Kappa Kappa Gamma House Board Member— 10 years. Community volunteer.

Jesse Bethke Gomez

Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Jesse Bethke Gomez, MMA, is a Kellogg Scholar, and an author with expertise in advance strategic leadership, whose executive experience has reached to international affairs. Jesse has over 20 years of serving as a Chief Executive in the Non-profit Sector, he is committed to advancing non-profit executive leadership, the rights of people with disabilities and is currently the Executive Director for Metropolitan Center for Independent Living in Saint Paul Minnesota.

Jesse Bethke Gomez, MMA, is a Kellogg Scholar, and an author with expertise in advance strategic leadership, whose executive experience has reached to international affairs. Jesse has over 20 years of serving as a Chief Executive in the Non-profit Sector, he is committed to advancing non-profit executive leadership, the rights of people with disabilities and is currently the Executive Director for Metropolitan Center for Independent Living in Saint Paul Minnesota.

Joseph Flesh

Founder of Purple Binder, Chicago, Illinois

Joseph Flesh founded Purple Binder, a mission-driven company that integrates social services into healthcare delivery at over 500 hospitals, non-profits, and clinics. A frequent public speaker, he is passionate about applying technology to solve big problems.

Joseph Flesh founded Purple Binder, a mission-driven company that integrates social services into healthcare delivery at over 500 hospitals, non-profits, and clinics. A frequent public speaker, he is passionate about applying technology to solve big problems.

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Technology Strategist for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Organizations, Boston, Massachusetts

Deborah Elizabeth Finn is a strategist and consultant who lives to bring resources and needs together for mission-based organizations. She holds degrees from Bennington College and Harvard University, and serves as the organizer of Mission-Based Massachusetts, the senior strategist of Tech Networks of Boston, and the chief strategic officer of TNB Labs.

Deborah Elizabeth Finn is a strategist and consultant who lives to bring resources and needs together for mission-based organizations. She holds degrees from Bennington College and Harvard University, and serves as the organizer of Mission-Based Massachusetts, the senior strategist of Tech Networks of Boston, and the chief strategic officer of TNB Labs.

Julie Russell

MSW, LCSW | Senior Vice President, Planning and Evaluation United Way of Greater St. Louis

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly 25 years of experience in quality and performance improvement, Julie possesses a unique combination of clinical and administrative expertise in the nonprofit sector. In her current role as Senior Vice President of Planning and Evaluation, she oversees strategic planning, outcomes and performance measurement, grants, research, and community response for the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly 25 years of experience in quality and performance improvement, Julie possesses a unique combination of clinical and administrative expertise in the nonprofit sector. In her current role as Senior Vice President of Planning and Evaluation, she oversees strategic planning, outcomes and performance measurement, grants, research, and community response for the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

Jack Nokes

Independent Nonprofit Management Consultant, Mission Capital, Austin, Texas

Austin’s Jack Nokes retired in 2016 from a 37-year career working in the nonprofit field. A Texan by birth and lawyer by training, his work focused on museum administration, professional education, and nonprofit management and governance.

Austin’s Jack Nokes retired in 2016 from a 37-year career working in the nonprofit field. A Texan by birth and lawyer by training, his work focused on museum administration, professional education, and nonprofit management and governance.

Robert Penna

Author of "the Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox", Impact Expert Trainer and Consultant

After two decades in the public sector, Bob transitioned to the nonprofit arena and began his focus on outcomes and performance. He has appeared and worked with nonprofits across the U.S. and in Canada, Europe, Africa, and Australia. He designed the prototype for the United Nations' Programme Performance reporting, and served as the Results & Performance consultant for the World Scout Bureau and Charity Navigator. His latest book, Braided Threads, is a history of the American nonprofit sector and will be published by Routledge in 2018.

After two decades in the public sector, Bob transitioned to the nonprofit arena and began his focus on outcomes and performance. He has appeared and worked with nonprofits across the U.S. and in Canada, Europe, Africa, and Australia. He designed the prototype for the United Nations' Programme Performance reporting, and served as the Results & Performance consultant for the World Scout Bureau and Charity Navigator. His latest book, Braided Threads, is a history of the American nonprofit sector and will be published by Routledge in 2018.