Dani Robbins


Non Profit Evolution will cease operations at the end of 2022.  Thank you every client who engaged us to build capacity, governance and strategies for change or to enhance your organization’s leadership, reach and systems. 

We will continue to publish this blog in your honor.  Thank you for your service to our field!

About Dani Robbins

Dani Robbins served as the strategist, founder and principal of Non Profit Evolution from 2009-2022 and the director of the Nonprofit Administration programs at John Carroll University from January 2018-December 2022.  Dani is a respected thought leader, practitioner and speaker and has served over 30 years in the non-profit arena, the majority in executive leadership positions. Dani works with a variety of nonprofit boards and executive leaders to implement stronger and better aligned organizations and with community leaders to create stronger and better aligned communities. Dani has served as the chief executive of two domestic violence shelters/rape crisis centers and two Boys & Girls Clubs and introduced the Women’s Coalition – the prelude to the Women’s Center – at Case Western Reserve University. She continues to work assisting organizations with board and resource development planning and training, strategic and tactical planning, system development and executive coaching. Dani also works with executive leaders at the community level to set strategy and create change.

Dani has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, a Bachelors Degree from Kent State University, and is a graduate of Leadership Akron Class 22 and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Advanced Leadership Program, which is offered in conjunction with the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. She is the 2006 recipient of the Vision and Spirit Award from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Midwest Regional Office and various organizations under her direction have been awarded multiple regional and national BGCA awards for diversity programming, web design and media proficiency.

Dani is the co-author of the Innovative Leadership Workbook for Nonprofit Executives, and the author of this blog.  Prior to accepting her dream job “developing unapologetic social justice leaders” at John Carroll University, she served as a  Network for Good fund raising coach, the nonprofit expert on answers.com and an instructor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.

Dani continues to help boards, leaders, nonprofit organizations and the communities they serve create goals, build systems to meet those goals, align their objectives and thrive! Advancing justice is her life’s work.

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