Al has been working with nonprofit organizations since 1982, as a staff member, executive, board leader, and consultant. Al “has been there” – raising funds, dealing with donors, balancing budgets, recruiting the right people, and making difficult strategic decisions.
Al brings a smart perspective. He is analytical, thoughtful, and engaging. He takes pride in his reputation as a good listener, and he uses humor to help clients get through difficult moments. Al is driven to help his clients be successful, and to have fun doing it.
Al meanwhile has built a national following on issues affecting the nonprofit sector. Al is a popular keynote speaker at nonprofit conferences and a frequent contributor to the opinion pages of the leading nonprofit journals. He has been cited on nonprofit issues in publications from the New York Times to Vanity Fair to The Atlantic, and he maintains a popular blog on this website.
Al is a 1980 graduate of Harvard University, where he met his wife Pat, a professor and associate provost at Plymouth State University. Al and Pat make their home in Concord, New Hampshire, and have two adult children who live in Boston and New York City.
Al currently serves in a volunteer capacity as a board member — and immediate past president — of the New Hampshire and Vermont Council of Charitable Gift Planners. In his personal time he is an avid reader, especially of history. In warm weather, he is an enthusiastic bicyclist, while in the winter he can be found doing pull-ups at the 6 a.m. boot camp at his local Y. He recently gained the distinction of joining the “4,000-Footer Club,” having successfully scaled all forty-eight 4,000-foot-high New Hampshire mountains.
And many summer evenings will find him in Section 32 at Fenway Park, cheering on his Boston Red Sox. (Sometimes they win; sometimes they lose; sometimes it rains.)