Rick has led the Meyer Foundation’s nationally recognized capacity-building work since joining the foundation as program officer for its Nonprofit Sector Fund in 2003. From 1999 to 2003, Rick was executive director of the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and from 1992 to 1999 he held senior management positions at BoardSource.
A frequent speaker on nonprofit management and leadership issues, Rick is a co-author of the Daring to Lead 2006 and Daring to Lead 2011 national studies of nonprofit executive directors, produced in collaboration with CompassPoint, and the author of “Against the Grain,” a popular Chronicle of Philanthropy blog about nonprofit boards.
In 2009, Rick was the co-recipient of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management’s inaugural Grantmaker in Capacity Building Award, which recognized both his and the Meyer Foundation’s longstanding commitment to building the field of nonprofit management and leadership. He currently serves on the boards of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, BoardSource, and the Community Connections Fund of the World Bank.
Rick is a graduate of Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland, and holds a master’s degree from the University of Baltimore. He is also an instructor for The Grantmaking School, a program of the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.