John Scola

Knowledge Specialist

John Scola
Knowledge Specialist, Nonprofit Management Institute

John Scola has nearly 40 years of nonprofit leadership experience and is highly respected for his exceptional abilities and integrity. He has a solid track record of success working with a wide spectrum of nonprofit agencies including foundations, universities, healthcare, social service, faith-based and education organizations.

Known as a leader who drives results with his head and his heart, his breadth of experience includes: organizational development, capital campaigns, international fundraising, major gifts, corporate and foundation relations and annual giving. In addition, he has extensive volunteer leadership training and management experience and has worked with a variety of organizations in the areas of board and staff development and strategic planning.

John graduated with a B.A. in economics from the University of Dallas where he later served on their Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and has earned designation as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) as well as Master Teacher through the Faculty Training Academy of the AFP. He was also the recipient of the AFP’s Greater Arizona Chapter Outstanding Executive Award in 2002.