Joan Garry

Joan Garry left a successful career as an entertainment executive in 1997 to serve as the executive director of GLAAD, one of the largest nonprofit organizations working for LGBT equality. Joan now works as a consultant for hundreds of nonprofits, teaching them with wisdom, joy, and humor, the keys to effective nonprofit leadership. Joan is also a champion for the thousands of folks who lead small nonprofits. She is the co-founder of The Nonprofit Leadership Lab, a monthly membership site for board and staff leaders on small to mid-sized nonprofits. Joan offers many free resources—her weekly blog, her podcast on iTunes, Nonprofits Are Messy, and September 19-26 she is offering a free miniseries called “High Impact, No Burnout: A Nonprofit Leader’s Guide to Loving Your Work and Living Your Life. Lastly, Joan contributed the chapter on “Thriving as an E.D.” in the newly released 2nd edition of Nonprofit Management 101.

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