Working in the nonprofit sector is difficult enough, so we can’t imagine what being on the managerial end must be like.
But David Shapiro knows firsthand.
As a previous co-director of the United States Golf Association Foundation, Shapiro implemented a $50 million initiative to use golf to improve the lives of economically disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities. Then he worked as the Director of Institutional Advancement for the Massachusetts Bay Red Cross (the sixth-largest chapter).
Today he’s the President and CEO of Mass Mentoring Partnership, an umbrella organization for more than 165 mentoring programs across Massachusetts. Shapiro builds operational and financial infrastructure, ensuring that MMP is leveraging and maximizing investments in the field, operating impactful mentor-recruitment campaigns. This, all while sitting on the board of Mass Non-Profit Net, Common Impact, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Boston’s branch of Friends of the Children.
It wasn’t until college that I understood it would be a career. I always really felt it was something I could do as a volunteer and then I just feel enormously privileged to have been able to carve out a career from it … The most rewarding part is that you get to go to work thinking about how you’re going to help others.
Naturally, Shapiro was featured on this week’s Good Men Project segment on Boston’s Fox 25. Check out the interview below.