MindEdge's Nonprofit Management Council Members

MindEdge's Nonprofit Management Council includes experienced senior practitioners with years of relevant training, consulting, and nonprofit management experience. The Council ensures the accuracy, comprehensiveness, and relevance of MindEdge's Nonprofit Management courses, simulations, certifications, and processes.


Frank Connolly (Chair). Frank is a Senior Editor at MindEdge Learning and chair of the Nonprofit Management Advisory Council. An award-winning columnist and editor in alternative media, he later spent more than 25 years as a political consultant and pollster, advising candidates for President, U.S. Senator, Governor, and other offices. He has served on the board of The Harvard Crimson for almost 40 years.

Janine Jacques. Janine is Associate Professor and Program Chair at New England College of Business in Boston, MA, where she heads the school's Digital Marketing program. She is the founder of the Equine Rescue Network, a nonprofit organization that works through the online community to advocate for neglected, abandoned, and slaughter-bound horses and donkeys. She is also board chair of the Service Dog Project and has advised many other nonprofit organizations, particularly in the areas of social media marketing and online fundraising.

Tara Kenney. Tara is Senior Vice President at Boston Common Asset Management and is active in a wide range of nonprofit organizations that focus on reducing poverty and improving public health. She serves on the Board of Directors for Accion International, a global nonprofit that supports microfinance institutions in developing countries, and Worldfund, which provides training and ongoing support to teachers and principals from underserved schools in Latin America. She also serves on the Advisory Committee for Andean Health and Development as well as on the Advisory Committee for the Kellogg Institute of International Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.

DeWitt (Dick) Jones. Dick is Executive Vice President of Boston Community Capital, a nonprofit community development financial institution, and President of BCC's Boston Community Managed Assets and BCC Solar Energy Advantage affiliates. He has served as a member of BCC's leadership team since it was established in 1985 and is also a director of the Boston Community Venture Fund and Boston Community Loan Fund. He was a founding member of the Opportunity Finance Network and served on its board from 1988-1996. He currently serves on the board of Boston Day and Evening Academy, a public charter high school serving over-age high school students.

Franklin Reece. Frank is a founding partner of Interim Executive Solutions, LLC, an organization of seasoned professionals that provides guidance and leadership to not-for-profit organizations in transition. Frank is a serial entrepreneur having established both for- and not-for-profit companies. After a stint serving as Senior Fellow at the Tuft's College of Citizenship and Public Service, his non-profit experiences center on environmental education for urban children and the aging-in-place of the community's elder populations. He currently serves on the boards of Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Cambridge at Home, and Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Frank and his wife of 49 years, "Sam", live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.