Jeanne Bell, MNA, is CEO at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services--a leading provider of training and consulting services to nonprofits and philanthropy. She co-authored Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Executives: Guiding Your Organization to Long Term Success (Fieldstone). In addition to speaking and consulting on nonprofit finance and strategy, Jeanne conducts research on topics such as nonprofit staff retention and executive leadership. Her recent publications include Daring to Lead 2006: A National Study of Nonprofit Leadership, Flying Blind: The Impact of the CRECNO Initiative on California Philanthropy, and Securing the Safety Net: A Profile of Community Clinic and Health Center Leadership in California.
Jeanne's community activities include serving as chair of the Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management at the University of San Francisco, and as a board member of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Nonprofit Quarterly.
Her preferred avocado preparation is guacamole with a dash of lime, served among friends.