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The Non-Profit is about fixing a broken system and re-engineering the way we construct caring and giving communities – for the public benefit. It’s about Up-lifting the performance and impact of the agents of social betterment. It’s the product and work-in-progress of Herb Paine’s fundamental commitment to promoting the good society.

Herb has been President of Paine Consulting Services since 1989. The business specializes in organizational development and change management.

He has advised local governments in the redesign of their service delivery systems; counseled domestic and multi-national corporations in rethinking their strategies for social responsibility; and been a leading practitioner in the transformation of nonprofit organization management. He is known as the go-to consultant for organizations at-risk or in transition and has successfully managed the turnaround and recovery of numerous enterprises throughout the country.

His clientele have included national and community-based organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, children’s services, domestic violence, behavioral health, rehabilitation, homelessness, and neighborhood development.

Prior to establishing his consulting practice, Herb served as Executive Director of United Way of California and was the principle public policy advocate for California’s nonprofit sector. As a guest lecturer, media panelist, appointee to public policy commissions, and expert witness before legislative committees, he championed the nonprofit sector and spoke extensively on the critical issues and challenges it confronts.

Herb received his B.A. in government from Boston University and the M.A. from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Executive positions in change management and turnaround

President and CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
Senior Vice President,
Affiliate Services, National Easter Seal Society
Chief Deputy Director,
Alameda County (CA) Social Services Agency (“the welfare department”)
Interim Manager,
Phoenix Family Museum (now the Children’s Museum of Phoenix)
Interim Executive Director,
YWCA of Maricopa County
Interim Executive Director,
West Valley Child Crisis Center
Interim CEO, Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona

Interim Executive Director,
Faith House (domestic violence shelter)
Executive Director,
Oakland Ballet

Clients – through three decades of managing the challenges of change CLICK HERE