Washington, DC — The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) announced the election of Donna Murray-Brown, President and CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA), as the next Chair of its Board of Directors.
“Donna took a powerhouse organization in MNA and has made it even stronger,” said Tim Delaney, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits. “Her leadership has placed Michigan at the forefront of efforts to ensure a fair, accurate, and complete count in the 2020 Census and ensuring that diversity, inclusion, and equity are core to nonprofit missions. Since joining our board in 2015, her expertise and inspiration have helped move our organization, our network, and the nonprofit community forward. I look forward to her leadership of our national board.”
“Nonprofits are well-known for their community and human benefits but they are so much more – from providing a safety net for the most vulnerable among us to creating jobs at a rate that outpaced the private sector over the last decade,” said Donna Murray-Brown, President and CEO of Michigan Nonprofit Association. “I am honored to serve as Chair and I look forward to advocating for and learning from the dedicated organizations that make such an impact in our lives.”
Prior to being named President and CEO in 2013, Ms. Murray-Brown served as Director of the Metro Detroit Partnership Office and Senior Director of Capacity-building for MNA. In this dual role, she led a successful strategic alliance program for arts and culture organizations in metro Detroit; led the merger negotiations of four organizations to create the Belle Isle Park Conservancy; and attracted national program partnerships and investment to the region including New York-based National Urban Fellows and Wisconsin-based Public Allies.
Before joining MNA, Donna was Vice President and Community Reinvestment Act Director for Charter One Bank where she developed and executed strategy and leadership for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) compliance. She also strengthened the company's business and corporate citizenship with key partnerships of more than 100 civic and community-based organizations.
In addition to her board service for the Council of Nonprofits, Ms. Murray-Brown serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Detroit Public Television, is on the Board of Directors for Michigan Associations of United Ways, is a former state commissioner for the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging. She was named one of Nonprofit Times Power and Influence Top 50 for 2018.
About the National Council of Nonprofits
The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) is a trusted resource and proven advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. Connecting the policy dots across all levels and branches of governments, the Council of Nonprofits keeps nonprofits informed and empowered to create a positive public policy environment that best supports nonprofits in advancing their missions. Working with and through the nation’s largest network of nonprofits – with 25,000-plus organizational members - we identify emerging trends, share proven practices, and promote solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve. Learn more at www.councilofnonprofits.org.
About Michigan Nonprofit Association
Incorporated in 1990, MNA is a statewide membership organization dedicated to serving the diverse nonprofit sector through advocacy, training, and resources. MNA is a sponsoring organization for AmeriCorps VISTA. Visit us at mnaonline.org.