Nancy’s spent her career saying what others are afraid to – and learning to say it in ways that others will listen. As founder and president of CSR Communications, she teaches leaders how to influence and persuade others so they can realize their vision for change faster, with less frustration and resistance.
Nancy’s previous experience includes more than a decade in consulting firms, leading APCO Worldwide’s corporate responsibility practice and then heading the D.C. office for Portland-based Metropolitan Group. Nancy served as executive vice president and senior advisor for social innovation at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and led international grantmaking for the Steve and Jean Case Foundation.
Her extensive board service includes 11 years with global NGO, Pact, including six years as board chair; five years with Taproot Foundation, including three as board chair; National Youth Leadership Council, Atlas Corps and Interfaith Center for Peace (at The Ohio State University). Nancy’s an active member of BoardSource and has delivered training for their members.
Nancy holds a master’s degree in public affairs from University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School, a master’s in health communication from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from University of Dayton.
Unconscious Bias on a Family Foundation Board: Questions to Ask Yourselves
Posted on August 15, 2022 by Nancy Murphy
Board Chair Peer Network: Communication Tools to Improve Meetings and Navigate Uncomfortable Conversations
Posted on April 22, 2022 by Nancy Murphy, Ann Maddox Utterback
Meeting Makeovers: Time to Reflect and Review
Posted on March 30, 2021 by Nancy Murphy
Do Your Board Meetings Need a Makeover?
Posted on December 3, 2020 by Nancy Murphy, Ann Maddox Utterback
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