Joan Garry is the Principal of Joan Garry Consulting, a boutique nonprofit consulting firm that helps nonprofits across a wide variety of sectors to untangle strategic knots, enabling them to have a clearer path in pursuit of their missions.
Joan began her career as part of the management team that launched MTV. She followed this with a successful eight-year tenure as an executive at Showtime Networks. In 1997, Garry left corporate America and was named the executive director of GLAAD, one of the largest organizations working for LGBT equality.
Since leaving GLAAD, Garry has worked as a consultant for hundreds of nonprofits, teaching them the keys to effective nonprofit leadership with wisdom, joy and humor. Joan is a regular panelist on NBC’s Emmy Award winning nonprofit reality show, GIVE.. Garry is also an instructor at the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches Nonprofit Media Strategy, as well as a sought after speaker on nonprofit leadership.
Her book, Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership published by John Wiley and Sons was published in March 2017 and is in its second printing after only four months.
Lastly, Joan is the founder of newly launched The Nonprofit Leadership Lab, an online membership site serving the needs of board and staff leaders of small to midsized nonprofits.