A Message from Your Board President: December 2023
Angela R. Logan, NACC President
Angela R. Logan, PhD St. Andre Bessette Academic Director,
Master of Nonprofit Administration Associate Teaching Professor, Mendoza College of Business University of Notre Dame
Getting to Know…Me!
Hello! I hope this letter finds you and all whom you hold dear doing well and in good spirits. It is with delight and excitement that I write my first letter as the new Board President of NACC. Special thanks to Will Brown, who served us well these past two years, and has been a great resource to me during this transition. And thanks to each of you for your trust in me to lead our organization at this critical time in history.
For those of you who don’t know me, next year marks 20 years since I first became affiliated with NACC. Like many of our students, I didn’t necessarily plan on a career in nonprofit and philanthropic studies, let alone that I would devote my career to preparing the next generation of leaders in our field, but I cannot imagine doing anything else. My philosophy of teaching is “Becoming the Person I Once Needed,” and I try to live into that approach every day. I am a public scholar, whose research lies at the intersection of race, gender, and nonprofit and philanthropic leadership (check out the inaugural episode of my podcast, Powerful Conversations, for an example of my public scholarship). I am a proud product of the Mahoning Valley in Northeast Ohio, with roots in Alabama and Southern Virginia. One of my grandfathers was a dirt farmer, while the other was a steelworker, and both of my grandmothers were “The Help.” That background gives me a unique perspective about the communities our students come from, and helps guide my thinking about where we need to go as programs, centers, and institutes. I love football, good dinner parties, and most importantly, I love the power and the promise of our sector, which means I will challenge her to be the greatest force for good in the world.
Over the course of my term, I look forward to getting to know you and each of your stories. Many of us teach our students about “The Five Ts:” Time, Talent, Treasure, Ties, and Testimony. Now more than ever, we need to tell our stories, and the impact that our students and our programs have on the world. Together, let’s make sure our stories and our impact are known and felt!