Meet Erik, Founder and President

Welcome to The Healthy Non-Profit! Over a 15-year career, I have worked in almost every corner of the nonprofit sector including program & operations, resource development, and executive management. My love for non-profits comes from the difference I’ve seen non-profit professionals and volunteers make in people’s every day lives.

My passion for helping non-profit agencies grow their organizational capacity stems from a tragic story. Earlier in my career, I witnessed what I considered a “blue-chip” non-profit run a successful capital campaign, expand its facility, and serve more clients. However, just a few years after the ribbon cutting ceremony, this agency could not pay its bills and had to sell the building and downsize services. Clients were effected. Donors were upset. And I couldn’t help but think that it
all could have been avoided if the board and staff had received the help they needed to build the necessary organizational capacity to operate in a larger space.

“Because those we serve deserve sustainability” isn’t just a cute catch phrase. It is a burning belief and guiding light for me, and it is the reason I founded The Healthy Non-Profit. I look forward to talking with you about your organization!

Experience

Director, Resource Development Club Services
Boys & Girls Club of America

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As an internal consultant, Erik worked with local Boys & Girls Club affiliates on:

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Executive Director
Boys & Girls Club of Elgin

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As the Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin, Erik was responsible for:

The Following Were a Few of Erik’s Accomplishments:

District Executive
Northwest Suburban Boy Scouts of America

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Editor & Operations Manager
Mahomet Citizen newspaper

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Unit Director
Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club

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