John W. Dawe, MNA, CNP, CFRE has been working with charitable organizations and nonprofit organizations since 2003. With extensive experience in technology integration and project management, the majority of his career has been in web-based development, fundraising, communications, marketing and strategic planning.
Dawe co-founded and served as executive director of the NEPA Rainbow Alliance, the LGBTQ community network and resource center in Greater Wilkes-Barre, Pa. from 2003-2014, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the growth of LGBTQ community and leading the organization’s advocacy, policy, and community service efforts. Simultaneously, he served as senior consultant to The Luzerne Foundation in a variety of areas including marketing, event management, fundraising, and operations.
Dawe served as NEPA Chapter President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals from 2006-2009. He has also served on the AFP International Committee on Directorship, LGBT Working Group of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Marketing and Communications Committee, and Professional Advancement Committee. He served on the AFP TechKnow Conference Planning Board. He currently serves the organization on the United States Government Relations Committee, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) committee, and as an #AFPeeps Social Media Ambassador. In 2017, he returned to the NEPA Chapter board of directors as professional advancement programming co-chair.
Dawe received the Masters of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) Degree from North Park University – Chicago in 2016. He received the CNP (Certified Nonprofit Professional) credential in 2015. He received his CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) credential in 2009 and became an AFP Certified Master Trainer/Teacher in 2010. He is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Wilkes-Barre.
He is a member of the adjunct faculty pools at his alma mater North Park University School of Business and Nonprofit Management (SBNM) in Chicago and the College of Business at Misericordia University.
He guest writer and blogger for numerous publications, writing on nonprofit leadership and management, fundraising practices and ethics, and strategic planning.