Jeff Katz, MPA, MSW is a senior nonprofit consultant with over 35 years of experience providing expert advice and services to a wide range of nonprofit organizations, big and small, with varied missions throughout New England, the United States, and internationally. As a consultant, Jeff specializes in organizational development, fundraising, and leadership.
When serving as an Interim Executive Director at nonprofit organizations, Jeff’s work is informed by more than 15 years of experience as a highly successful Executive Director and almost 20 years as a consultant in the nonprofit community. As a nonprofit Interim Executive Director, he has led organizations from crisis to stability. Jeff brings many years of nonprofit leadership experience, a broad perspective, and an exquisite sense of organizational transition issues. Jeff is an exceptional listener and able to work well with staff, board, and key constituents.
As a Nonprofit Executive Director Search Consultant, Jeff brings a keen understanding of the skills, strengths, background, and experience required for an individual to effectively serve as an Executive Director, which is helpful in both recruiting an Executive Director and in working with an Executive Director to recruit senior level staff.
Over the past 15 years, Jeff has raised over $10,000,000 for a diverse group of nonprofit organizations. Jeff has taught graduate and undergraduate classes in fundraising at Northeastern University and led fundraising workshops at Harvard University, national conferences, and other locations.
In addition to his work as a nonprofit consultant, Jeff is a nationally recognized child welfare expert and advocate. He led an influential national research project at Harvard, was a member of the Obama for President Child Policy team, has testified before Congress, and played a role in passing the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. He has published op eds in the Washington Post, Washington Times, and other newspapers, been interviewed on National Public Radio and has been a regular contributor to both the Huffington Post and Adoption.net. Jeff has spoken to parent groups and at adoption conferences all over the United States and Canada.