Patricia Q. Connolly

Patricia Q. Connolly is executive director of Drexel University’s Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute and has notable success guiding discussions on how to lead and govern in the 21st century. Her background is a rare blend of corporate and nonprofit leadership. During her early career, she advanced through a series of positions at PNC Financial Corp, a financial services firm, culminating with her role as vice president for its retail and private banking group. Patricia then applied her business acumen to the nonprofit sector, holding executive roles at prominent institutions such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Since 2008, she has served as executive director for Drexel University’s Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute. Although situated in the academic arena, she has been heavily involved with the for-profit and nonprofit sectors while consulting various boards of directors. She enjoys the chance to guide companies through pivotal decisions and periods of major change.

The Strategic Alliances of Nonprofits

Posted by Patricia Q. Connolly on Feb 19, 2020 3:21:58 PM

This post was written by one of the many nonprofit leaders who will be presenting at the 2020 BoardSource Leadership Forum May 7-8 in St. Louis. We hope to see you there!

The sad truth of today’s nonprofit sector is that it has become more challenging for nonprofits to obtain financial support....


Topics: strategic partnerships

Nonprofits: Due for Due Diligence

Posted by Patricia Q. Connolly on May 8, 2019 12:36:29 PM

If you were approached to invest in a business, a major part of your decision making process would include doing your due diligence. In addition to conducting a preliminary financial review, you would look at the market, competition, and the company’s governance structure. You would also examine...


Topics: similarities in for-profits and nonprofits

Using For-Profit Language to Think Differently About Nonprofits

Posted by Patricia Q. Connolly on Jun 6, 2018 12:26:11 PM

Nonprofits face many challenges today that are unique to the sector, with fundraising being one that immediately comes to mind. But nonprofit organizations are not necessarily as different from their for-profit counterparts as one might think; both require strong governance and oversight to...


Topics: similarities in for-profits and nonprofits

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