David Greco is a nationally recognized speaker, author and consultant on creating a more sustainable and effective social sector. He brings more than 25 years of experience in in driving the growth and impact of social sector organizations. In 2013, David founded Social Sector Partners to provide training and capacity building support to funders and nonprofits to develop a culture of sustainability that incorporates full cost, sustainable business models, and a focus on impact.
David began his career working on political campaigns before moving into the nonprofit sector where he has worked to provide access to education for economically disadvantaged youth, built community coalitions around improving the social determinants of health, and supported environmental education and wildlife habitat conservation. A fundraiser by background, he has successfully scaled programs, developed new services, expanded into new markets and business lines, and launched new earned revenue ventures.
David is a leading expert of helping nonprofits and funders better understand what it really costs for nonprofits to be sustainable and achieve impact. He works with nonprofits on how to develop revenue and fundraising strategies that cover their full cost; and he partners with funders to adapt grantmaking practices to better support nonprofit sustainability and impact.
He created and led the Full Cost Project in California to increase the number of grantmakers providing full cost funding, served as Interim President and CEO for Northern California Grantmakers, was the Vice President of the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) for more than 5 years and Vice President of the Youth Leadership Institute. He regularly speaks at national conferences, has trained thousands of social sector leaders on financial sustainability, and he has partners with the staff, trustees and grantees for dozens of foundations.
He serves on the Southern California Advisory Board for Opportunity Fund and was previously on the board of Social Venture Partners Los Angeles. He is a professor with Pepperdine University in the Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship and Change program and the author of "Think Money First! Ending the Culture of Scarcity and Achieving Real Impact.” David served for ten years in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves and earned his M.A. in Political Science from Villanova University and B.S. in History & Politics from Drexel University.
Social Sector Partners provides a range of workshops, webinars and in-person training for funders, nonprofit leaders, board members and staff. Any training can be customized or adapted for the specific needs of your organization. We offer webinars, 60-90 minute presentations, half-day workshops or full-day training. Contact us to learn more.