Tim Delaney

President & CEO, National Council of Nonprofits

Since 2008, Tim Delaney has channeled his diverse leadership experiences in law, government, and nonprofits to serve nonprofits and communities across America as President & CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. Tim has served as a partner at a large law firm (where he helped impeach a Governor and led the firm’s government relations practice), as his state’s Solicitor General and then Chief Deputy Attorney General (where he led his state to win several cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and prosecuted the removal of elected officials for breaching the public trust), and founder of the Center for Leadership, Ethics & Public Service (where he championed ethical leadership and promoted civic engagement). Now as head of the National Council of Nonprofits, with its powerful network of State Associations and 25,000-plus members – the nation’s largest network of nonprofits – Tim helps serve as a central coordinator and mobilizer to help nonprofits achieve greater collective impact in local communities across the country. The National Council of Nonprofits identifies emerging trends, shares proven practices, and promotes solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve.

During his career, Tim has helped nonprofits from a variety of vantage points, including as an attorney, author, board chair, CEO, consultant, founder, incubator, lobbyist, teacher, trainer, and volunteer. Tim previously served as board chair of Valley Leadership, adjunct faculty member at a major university teaching courses on “Leadership & Ethics in the Nonprofit Sector,” author of a guidebook on nonprofit advocacy, and as a national Training Fellow for the nonpartisan Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest, which the National Council of Nonprofits absorbed as part of its operations in 2012. He currently represents North America on the Steering Committee of the international Affinity Group of National Associations of CIVICUS.

Numerous organizations have formally recognized Tim’s community and professional contributions, including the National Association of Attorneys General (Marvin Award for leadership and service, and co-recipient of the Best Brief Award for legal writing in the U.S. Supreme Court), National Association of Community Leadership (Distinguished Leadership Award), LBJ School of Public Affairs (alumnus of the year), and the NonProfit Times (Power & Influence Top 50 nonprofit leaders).