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Nonprofit Governance

EDUCATING BOARDS

ENHANCING LEADERSHIP

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Services

Board Services

Board Education 

Provide and facilitate education sessions to ensure Boards are guided by and implementing leading governance practices.

Governance Reviews

A review of existing governance documents to benchmark current boards governance oversight against leading governance practices.

Assessments

Strong Board performance is vital to the success of every organization.

A board assessment is an opportunity for a board to reflect on its performance and ask, "How are we doing as a Board?"

Evaluation at Desk

Governance as Leadership: Pathway to the Boardroom

Directors Academy is a custom, one-day board education session that provides an overview of leading nonprofit governance practices.

About 

Patricia Q. Connolly

Nonprofit Governance Expert 

As an executive, I have notable success guiding discussions on how to lead and govern in the 21st century. While supporting and contributing to multiple Boards of Directors, I have brought energy and transparency to nonprofit governance.

My background is a rare blend of corporate and nonprofit leadership. Through my varied experience, I have gained a unique perspective on the critical role of a Board of Directors in steering an organization to success. Regarded as an influential thought leader, I guide companies, board members, and executives through pivotal decisions and periods of significant change.

About
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As an executive, I have notable success guiding discussions on how to lead and govern in the 21st century. While supporting and contributing to multiple Boards of Directors, I have brought energy and transparency to nonprofit governance.

My background is a rare blend of corporate and nonprofit leadership. Through my varied experience, I have gained a unique perspective on the critical role of a Board of Directors in steering an organization to success. Regarded as an influential thought leader, I guide companies through pivotal decisions and periods of significant change.

During my early career, I advanced through a series of positions at the financial services firm PNC Financial Corp. This culminated with my role as Group Vice President for the firm’s retail and private banking group. Here, I gained a firm grasp of the various principles that underpin the Corporate world.

I applied my business acumen to the nonprofit sector, holding executive roles at prominent institutions like the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I infused nonprofit operations with new efficiency and cost-effectiveness that streamlined processes and positioned long-term success. My contributions during this period included driving a 60% increase in annual donations to the country’s oldest natural history museum.
 

Between 2008-2020, I served as Executive Director of Drexel University’s Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute (formerly the Center for Corporate Governance). I was heavily involved with the non-profit sector while consulting various Boards of Directors.
 

I established two flagship programs that strengthened the discourse and education on new governance areas and secured a $5 million naming endowment to ensure the Institute's sustainable, long-term future. 

 

Board Experience:

  • Public Financial Management Foundation

  • Shore Medical Center | Shore Memorial Health Systems

  • National Association of Corporate Directors, Philadelphia Chapter

  • PNC Bank, Women’s Financial Services Network Advisory Board

  • Chestnut Hill College

Previous Clients

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Board of Directors of City Trust Philadelphia

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Contact
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Contact Me

Newtown Square, PA

pqcllc@outlook.com  |  Tel: 610.331.3410

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