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.
From 2004 until 2014, Dawe was founding executive director of the NEPA Rainbow Alliance, a regional network of individuals, nonprofits, and businesses working to advance equal rights and identify supportive services for LGBT+ individuals and families throughout the region, growing the organization’s membership from 10 to more than 2,000.
Dawe served as NEPA Chapter President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals from 2006-2009. He 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, Diversity Scholarship Task Force, and National Philanthropy Day International Celebration committee. 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 Teacher in 2010. He is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Wilkes-Barre.
He guest writer and blogger for numerous publications, writing on nonprofit leadership and management, fundraising practices and ethics, and strategic planning.
Specialties: non-profit program direction, event management, fundraising, community development, organizational structure and management, public policy, political activism, diversity, social engineering, building collaborative partnerships, marketing direction, photoshop, quark, Microsoft, emerging technologies, System Administration, publication management, social networking, computer networking