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Strength and Sustainability: How the Best Nonprofits Think About Future Leadership with Andi Stevenson

Andi Stevenson - Stevenson Wallace LLC

Andi Stevenson is the founder of Stevenson Wallace LLC and a consultant, trainer and speaker based in North Carolina and working nationally.  She leverages 25 years of nonprofit sector experience in her work serving charities and small businesses.

She most recently served as executive director of the Lee Institute, a 501(c)(3) boutique consulting practice serving the social sector through capacity building, strategic planning, civic engagement and leadership development.

A sought-after expert on nonprofit boards of directors, she created and launched the Greater Good: Becoming A Nonprofit Board Member training program for young professionals and the Board Chair Master Class curriculum (the latter in collaboration with Dianne Bailey) while at Lee.

A frequent speaker, panelist and facilitator, Andi has delivered keynotes at women’s leadership conferences, trained corporate management teams on nonprofit board best practices, moderated panels on next-generation arts leadership and led practitioner roundtables in graduate public administration programs.

Andi recently delivered a TedX Charlotte talk entitled  “The Importance of Being a Rookie”, highlighting the dangers of perfectionism and the benefits of being a fearless learner.  Last month, she spoke about fighting perfectionism at the One Woman Fearless summit in Montreal.

Andi is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum (Charlotte Chapter, Class XV) and an active community volunteer and board member. She earned an MBA from Queens University of Charlotte and a BA in English and Political Science from Texas A&M University.

With her instructor, Ranko Bogosavac, she is a competitive ballroom dancer (pro-am, Latin, open gold), and she often writes and speaks about the leadership lessons learned from her performance experiences.