American Nonprofits was formed by a group of nonprofit sector leaders to serve as a platform to address issues of finance, credit, strategy and accountability. As a membership organization that welcomes both nonprofit organizations and individuals, we occupy the intersection of finance and strategy. We are a platform through which members can convene local and national discussions, initiate solutions, and collectively improve nonprofit finance.

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Marc Rand has focused the last twenty years of his life supporting the nonprofit sector through capacity building and finance. He focuses his time on launching new and innovative ways of supporting organizations that enrich the community. He is the former Program Director for Loans and Affordable Housing at Marin Community Foundation (MCF), one of the country’s largest community foundations. There, Marc invested more than $50 million to Marin-based nonprofits over 12 years – notably with a 0% default rate. While at MCF, Marc was also responsible for the $2 million affordable housing grant portfolio which funded advocacy and policy development. Most notably, Marc created a funder collaborative that leveraged funding from foundations, state and local government, and the private sector. Prior to joining the Foundation, Marc served with the Peace Corps in Romania from 2000 to 2002. There he led a team which developed five credit unions focused on underserved populations. The project received awards from USAID and the World Bank. Prior to his service with the Peace Corps, Marc served as a Capital Markets Analyst with First Union National Bank in Philadelphia (now Wells Fargo). Marc has degrees in Business Administration and Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Delaware. Marc served six years as a Board Member, two of them as Board Chair, with Opportunity Fund. Besides his passion for the nonprofit sector, Marc enjoys traveling to remote areas of the world. You can reach Marc at mrand@americannonprofits.org.




Pamela Davis is Founder and CEO of the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group (the NIA Group), a multi-state nonprofit insurance cooperative providing property/casualty insurance for more than 17,000 nonprofits. The NIA Group has assets of more than $443 million and is rated AVIII (Excellent) by A.M. Best. All of the insurance cooperatives in the NIA Group are 501(c)(3) nonprofits themselves. As a cooperative, the NIA Group has declared $38.2 million in dividends for its member nonprofits in California. Ms. Davis has made it her life’s work to help nonprofits gain control over their financial service options. Ms. Davis holds a B.A. in Economics with Highest Honors from University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master's in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.


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