About Jeanne

Jeanne Bell, MNA  is the co-author of Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability (Jossey-Bass) and Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Executives: Guiding Your Organization to Long Term Success (Turner). She was a member the CompassPoint team for 18 years—serving as CEO for 10 of those years and leading our practice through multiple periods of deep change. She now consults to progressive leaders actively adapting their organizations to better reflect the needs and values of their constituents, including their staff, board, and volunteers. As one of her anchor projects, she directs Practice Advancement at Nonprofit Quarterly, which entails seeking out and sharing broadly with NPQ's readers the most relevant management and leadership practice shifts to strengthen social change organizations. Jeanne is a former board member of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, the Nonprofit Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC), Intersection for the Arts, and Nonprofit Quarterly.  Follow her on Twitter: @JeanneBellNP and email her at JeanneBell1069@gmail.com


Bachelor of Arts: Ethnic Studies
University of California, Berkeley 

Master of Arts: Nonprofit Administration
University of San Francisco