Ask the Nonprofit Specialists

Do you have questions about starting, governing, managing or operating a nonprofit organization?

Our specialists have helped numerous nonprofit organizations and individuals with many issues... from getting started, to funding, to taxes, and more. Your questions are fielded by our professionals in residence. Anne Byrne, Professional in Residence, and Pat Lewis, Sr. Professional in Residence, work with a team that includes Center faculty and staff, its Advisory Council, and nonprofit professionals.

Thank you for your patience; we will aim to respond to you within 48 hours.

 About our specialists

Anne Byrne

At age 23, Anne Byrne was the founding executive director of Denver’s rape crisis center, an organization that continues to flourish today, over 28 years later. Byrne went on to build a nationally recognized, multi-site summer and after school tutoring program for inner city youth.  With 25 years of experience as an executive director of emerging nonprofit organizations, Byrne brings valuable expertise and perspective to the Lodestar Center's "Ask the Nonprofit Specialists."

Pat Lewis

Patricia F. Lewis, ACFRE, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in Arlington, Virginia where she also was a faculty member of George Mason University.  She continues to serve on governing boards and as an active volunteer. Her many years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector support her role as Sr. Professional-in-Residence at the Lodestar Center and her work with the "Ask the Nonprofit Specialists" program.



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  • First, be sure to visit our list of Frequently Asked Questions -- many have found this site very helpful in answering their questions. 
  • Or, fill out the form below to ask your question.
  • Or, call the ASU Lodestar Center's at 602.496.0500 for personal assistance.


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