John Scola


John Scola
Knowledge Specialist
Nonprofit Management Institute

With more than 35 years of nonprofit leadership experience, John is highly respected for his exceptional abilities and integrity.  He has a solid track record of success working with a wide spectrum of nonprofit organizations including foundations, universities, healthcare organizations, social service agencies, churches and private secondary schools.

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

John currently serves as Sr. VP of Advancement for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley (in metro Phoenix, Arizona).

John graduated with a B.A. in economics from the University of Dallas where he later served as a member of the 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, and is now a member of the AFP International Ethics Committee.  He has received certification as a trainer by BoardSource, and is currently a Knowledge Expert for Arizona State University.


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