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Pier Rogers

Director, Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management

Pier C. Rogers, PhD, has been the Director of the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management and Professor of Nonprofit Management at North Park University since 2007. Under her leadership, the Center has expanded programs, doubled sponsorships, broadened the network of professional faculty, and substantially increased the Center’s visibility and impact on the nonprofit professionals served.

Over the course of her career, she has held management positions in the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers; at Associated Black Charities; at New York University; at United Way of Massachusetts Bay; and at the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Welfare. She also held academic positions at the New School University in New York City, and at Yale’s Divinity School and Program on Non-Profit Organizations.

Rogers currently serves on the boards of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association, and the CBE Board of Advisors at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern. She previously served on the boards of the Illinois Charitable Trust Stabilization Fund, Chicago Women in Philanthropy, the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council, and ARNOVA, the international nonprofit research association.

Recent Publications

Pier C. Rogers. “Nurturing the Next Generation of Philanthropic Leadership” in the SAGE Reference Series on Leadership, 2010.

Pier C. Rogers. “Leading in and through a recession” in Philanthropy Journal, Dec. 2, 2009.