foto_ross Bernard Ross
the management centre (UK)

Bernard is a Director of the Management Centre (=mc), a boutique management consultancy working worldwide for ethically driven organisations. His areas of expertise are strategic thinking, change leadership, innovation and organisational transformation. He works with senior teams and boards developing strategic capacity. He also acts as a personal coach to a number of CEOs of large NGOs and INGOs.

Bernard has worked for over 20 years with not-for-profit organisations helping them transform their performance. His customers include many leading INGOs – ranging from Dian Fosse Gorilla Fund to UNICEF and from WHO to Greenpeace International. His work has taken him to over 50 countries. Among his recent projects are:

Bernard co-authored Breakthrough Thinking for Non-Profit Organisations with Clare Segal. This book was voted Best Non Profit Book in the USA 2004 – the first time Europeans have won this award. His book The Influential Fundraiser was nominated as one of the top 5 ‘must read’ non-profit books in the New York Times in 2009. Most recently Global Fundraising, edited with Penny Cagney, won the Skystone Prize for Research in April 2015. And his new book on Strategy will be published by the Financial Times/Pearson in September 2015.

He is a regular keynote speaker on international platforms such as the Association of Fundraising Professionals (USA), the Institute of Fundraising (UK) and Resource Alliance.

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