Biography

Biography

John Pinter has served as an executive in the non-profit sector, and has over 30 years of experience in management and leadership in non-profit organizations.  While a CEO, John developed new services to organizations involved in emergency management and planning, disability and volunteer development organizations in Illinois, Utah, California and Indiana.  John’s particular areas of experience and specialty include volunteer development, emergency planning, health care, interfaith collaboration, collective and funding impact, and adapting lean/six sigma techniques to the non-profit sector.

John teaches in the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, and provides direction to the Nonprofit Executive Program and the Initiative for Global Development.  He has also conducted training and technical assistance in 28 states and the District of Columbia.  John annually teaches a program development workshop for the Catholic Volunteer Network, and conducts workshops on volunteer management, strategic planning, sales and marketing, and collaboration in a variety of venues.  He has provided training in Strategic Planning for nonprofits for individual organizations as well as community foundations in Indiana.  He has provided the leadership in creating strategic plans for over 12 different organizations.

John has a strong connection with faith-based organizations, having worked for over 11 years with the Congregation of Holy Cross.  Recent efforts have included consultation with Catholic entities working with the homeless, overseas development, and interfaith work.

John’s career in the non-profit has been punctuated by innovation through change management and turn-around efforts.  He served with the national office of Easter Seals, helping affiliates that were in danger of failure to turn around financially by developing programs with revenues, better fund raising, and community positioning.  He caused the affiliate in Utah to grow by 250% in five years through a mix of program expansion, public policy advocacy, and donor outreach.  John salvaged the Notre Dame-based Holy Cross Associates program and turned it into a leader among such programs, by introducing national service funding, managing health care expenses, and restructuring the program’s costs to balance the budget.  With the Red Cross, John resuscitated the organization by successfully introducing revenue producing programs, creating a regional AmeriCorps program, and streamlining staff across a wide service territory.

John has an MBA from the University of Utah, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame.  He also holds continuing education certificates from the Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame and Indiana University’s School of Philanthropy.  He lives in South Bend, Indiana and is currently President of the South Bend Rotary Club, among many other civic engagements.