New strategies are needed. Addressing the problem of true sustainability in communities and organizations by developing strategies to connect economic, environmental and social factors for long-term engagement and success will position organizations focused on the Common Good to thrive and move forward for the next 25 years.
Good Profit develops, fosters and puts into practice ideas for new ways of working.
With over 24 years of experience in securing resources, creating programs and building enthusiasm for the arts, education and social innovation, Michael engages in deep and enduring relationships that create the possibility to transform individuals, organizations and communities. A former public high school art teacher and school administrator, Michael’s entire career has focused on public and non-profit advancement in both programming and funding. Prior to founding Good Profit in 2011, he served as Development Director at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
Michael advises Project M, the internationally-recognized design program for positive social change and Basic Initiative, the 30-year-and-counting design/build architecture organization with over 100 projects around the world. He teaches about project funding in the Impact: Design for Social Change summer program at the School of Visual Arts, is Vice President of the Worldstudio Foundation, and a board member of the Blue Ocean Institute. Michael graduated from Franklin & Marshall College and received his MA in Art and Art Education and PhD in Educational Administration with a focus on Organizational Theory from New York University where he focused on Educational Administration with a concentration in Organizational Theory. He continues to be interested in how people make sense of their work.
Scott Thomas, Chairman
Senior Real Estate Portfolio Manager,
McKinsey & Co
Founding Chair, Green Community Schools
and Author, Blueprint for a Green School
Design Director, Sisco & Studio
Olivia H. Farr
Social Entrepreneur and Co-Founder and Treasurer of the Bedford 2020 Coalition,
President of Best Movies by Farr and a
Director of Abtech Industries, Inc.
Executive Director, AIGA
Laura Heery Prozes, AIA
Co-Founder, Brookwood Group and Board Member, Congress for the New Urbanism
CEO and All-Around Mastermind at LifeEdited, Founder, TreeHugger.com
Independent Philanthropy Professional, and Board Member of Open Space Institute, The Trust for Public Land and Theatre for a New Audience
Mónica Ramírez Montagut
Associate Director and Senior Curator, Movimiento de Art y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA), San Jose, CA. She is focused on exhibitions that blur the boundaries between art, design and architecture