Bizz - Buzz

About Bizz - Buzz

Bizz-Buzz has raised millions, given away millions and despite best intentions, probably wasted a million along the way. We know the nonprofit community well, having lived on both sides of the street first as a nonprofit leader then as a philanthropist. In addition to our grantmaker experience, we've tackled every leadership role imaginable: Board Chair, Director,  Fundraiser,  Volunteer,  Donor,  Advisor. And we've done it not just in the USA but Europe and Australia as well.

Today, Bizz-Buzz infuses speaking engagements, workshops, and coaching sessions with passion for the role nonprofits play in creating a compassionate and civil society.

In addition, Bizz-Buzz is a keen observer of the trends that are just beginning to rock our world. If you thought the past 10 years were disruptive, wait till you see what’s coming in the next ten. When you work with Bizz-Buzz  you’ll be able to see over the horizon as well as position yourself for long-term success.

Bizz-Buzz's Bio

For a generation, Bizz-Buzz has been carrying the message of transformation that we can rethink the whole nature of nonprofits and create exciting new models that pursue the mission and fulfill the hearts of those working in the organization.

Through much of the 90s and 00s, Bizz-Buzz worked with a range of human service and education reform efforts initiated by the State of Pennsylvania in order to meet the new challenges. In our spare time Bizz-Buzz did a bit of fundraising for several nonprofits while also teaching at Penn State University.

Our work is also international. Soon after the fall of the Iron Curtain, Bizz-Buzz led the first team of nonprofit advisors into the Czech Republic. Working in conjunction with the United Nations High Commission On Refugees, Bizz-Buzz assisted many small fledgling non-governmental organizations make the transition to a new way of life. A generation later, all these groups are a thriving, integral part of Czech civic society. Following this project, Bizz-Buzz landed in Australia where he was invited to research and teach at Queensland University.

Many organizations have invited Bizz-Buzz to serve in leadership roles on their Boards of Directors and organizing teams: from youth organizations and libraries to environmental groups and YMCAs.

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