Glen O’Gilvie, the CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, leads the operations of the organization’s comprising nearly 1,000 nonprofits. This includes providing managing and maintaining the organization’s $27 million budget totaling, high quality education, networking, advocacy and group buying services. One of the most notable feats under his leadership, raising and managing over $162 million since 2008.
Read what O’Gilvie has to say about the nonprofit touted as an organization that connects its members to the tools and resources they need to meet their missions.
What guided you to work in this profession?
I was struck by the opportunity to serve people and communities in need very early during my undergraduate study. I could relate to the their challenges and became energized by my ability to make a difference.
What advice would you have for someone younger who seeks to be in your profession?
Expand your network, complement your education and training with volunteer experience and be willing to go above and beyond expectations.
Knowing that you are a big supporter of our youth, how do you utilize your power and influence to help them?
I consistently make time to share, encourage and support every young person’s professional goals and aspirations. I enjoy providing candid and transparent realities through informal or formal mentoring relationships.
What has been your most proud accomplishment?
Realizing my life purpose and family at a young age.
What has been your most difficult thing you had to overcome?
Crisis management. You are often challenged to make decisive and difficult decisions in the best interest of the people you serve and lead.
Being a father of two, what do you want your legacy to be?
A proven leader passionate about equity and opportunity for all. Embodying service above self and doing good while doing well.
If you had to select another career, what would that be? And, why?
Corporate philanthropy. I believe that my experience and education lends itself to meaningful and mutually beneficial community investments. We are all stakeholders and benefit greatly from strong communities.