Jennifer Cornish Creed has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She has been with the Hawaiʻi Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO), the state association of nonprofits in Hawaiʻi, for 16 years, and with its predecessor organization, the Hawaiʻi Community Services Council for 6 years. She is currently Director of Professional Development at HANO and previously served as the Director of the Weinberg Fellows program, a management program that built the capacity of Executive Directors of nonprofits that serve the neediest in our community.
Jennifer has an extensive background in curriculum development and the design of related training materials and is a trained facilitator. At HANO, Jennifer plans, delivers and evaluates training and consulting services, working with internal staff as well as external consultants in the field to provide professional, affordable services to nonprofits of all sizes and in all stages of development. Her areas of training and consulting expertise include board governance, nonprofit management, outcomes, proposal writing and planning facilitation.
In 2014, Jennifer designed and piloted the first Hawaiʻi Nonprofit Board Leadership Institute – a training program for individuals seeking to join a nonprofit board or new to a nonprofit board. This program was developed to support the nonprofit sector by increasing the pool of nonprofit-knowledgeable board members eligible to serve Hawaii’s nonprofit organizations and continues to be offered annually.
Prior to HANO, Jennifer worked with the Hawaiʻi Community Loan Fund and the Hawaiʻi Institute for Continuing Legal Education. She received her bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa and did graduate work at Tufts University in Museum Administration and Museum Education. Jennifer has additional training in Collaborative Leadership, Facilitating Strategic Thinking and Planning and Appreciative Inquiry and is a certified MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) practitioner.
Jennifer lives in beautiful Maunawili Valley on Oʻahu and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.