Tuesday, December 01, 2020


Non Profit Evolution is a consulting firm dedicated to building capacity, including board governance and organizational development, in small to mid-size non profit organizations and strategies for change in communities.

Nonprofits have dueling priorities: to meet their mission and be run as well or better than the best business. In order to do both, Boards and senior staff must set high standards to ensure excellent leadership, quality programming, financial accountability and transparency. Only the very best nonprofits are widely considered to be good stewards of the community’s resources.

Communities have choices as well. Will its leaders align their work to address an issue together, or work in competition? We believe social justice is more easily advanced when the work of community agencies are aligned.

Non Profit Evolution can work with the leadership of your organization to create a plan, and in certain cases, assist in the implementation of that plan, to raise your profile and help your organization become the organization of choice for philanthropy and Board leadership. We can also work with the leaders in your community to set a theory and a path for change.



Dani Robbins is the strategist, founder and principal of Non Profit Evolution. Dani is a respected thought leader, practitioner and speaker and has served over 20 years in the nonprofit arena, the majority in executive leadership positions. Dani works with a variety of nonprofit Boards and executive leaders to implement stronger and better aligned organizations and with community leaders to create stronger and better aligned communities. 

Dani has served as the chief executive of two domestic violence shelters/rape crisis centers and two Boys & Girls Clubs and introduced the Women’s Coalition – the prelude to the Women’s Center – at Case Western Reserve University. She continues to work assisting organizations with board and resource development planning and training, strategic and tactical planning, system development and executive coaching. Dani also works with executive leaders at the community level to set strategy and create change.

Dani has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, a Bachelors Degree from Kent State University, and is a graduate of Leadership Akron Class 22 and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Advanced Leadership Program, which is offered in conjunction with the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. She is the 2006 recipient of the Vision and Spirit Award from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Midwest Regional Office and various organizations under her direction have been awarded multiple regional and national BGCA awards for diversity programming, web design and media proficiency.

Dani is the co-author of the Innovative Leadership Workbook for Nonprofit Executives, the author of a blog on issues relating to nonprofit organizations, Network for Good fund raising coach, the former nonprofit expert on answers.com and an instructor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.  She is on the forefront of helping nonprofit organizations and the communities they serve create goals, build systems to meet those goals, align their objectives and thrive!