Doug Weber is an experienced non-profit executive with a professional career that spans 34 years in leadership positions including over 22 years as President & Chief Executive Officer for local United Way organizations in five major markets: Framingham, MA; Elmira/Corning, NY; Lake County, IL; Clearwater/Tampa, FL and most recently Fort Lauderdale/Broward County, FL.
He is Founder and President of Douglas Weber & Associates, Inc. and has extensive volunteer management and outcome based strategic planning experience having worked with top Fortune 500 Chief Executive Officers and Senior Executives. He has successfully directed fund raising efforts during his career totaling over $220 million in charitable contributions for annual, capital and endowment funds. He served for 8 years in various executive positions as a professional with Boy Scouts of America in Indianapolis, IN and Framingham, MA prior to his United Way service.
For over two years he served as a Partner with Paladin Global Partners, LLC, leading the consulting firm’s non-profit practice providing his extensive philanthropic experience to industry groups crossing the non-profit, for-profit, government and education sectors. He continues to provide services to clients in areas of fund raising management, Board/CEO governance and evaluation, executive compensation, outcome based strategic planning and evaluation, fiscal management, planned giving, brand management, executive coaching, segment marketing, strategic management, capital fund development, special events, grant writing and corporate/private foundation philanthropy. He is an expert at the complex process of creating new charitable non-profit organizations for clients and securing tax exempt determination under the Internal Revenue Service Section 501(c)(3).
He has considerable experience in non-profit merger planning and implementation and is keenly aware of the issues and dynamics between board volunteers, professional staff, donors, clients and other community stakeholders that positively or negatively impact a successful organizational merger. He served as President/CEO through several major non-profit mergers including planning, implementation and integration of merger between four United Way organizations in Corning, Elmira, Bath and Hornell, NY to form United Way of Chemung & Steuben Counties; and merger between United Way of Pinellas County, Clearwater, FL and United Way of Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL to form United Way of Tampa Bay.
Capital fund development, including bricks & mortar and endowment, are also areas where he has extensive planning and implementation experience. He has led successful multi-million dollar capital campaigns and capital projects including planning and construction of a 14,000 sq. ft. office and conference facility – Lake County Center for Community Leadership; and creation of a new planned giving program, Forever Fund Endowment, by securing an individual lead gift of $1.5 million and raising over $3.5 million.
For twelve years, he served as an instructor for the National Academy of Voluntarism operated by United Way of America, Alexandria, VA, teaching courses in fund raising management, strategic planning, outcomes based funding, and board governance. He was selected by his peers to serve for ten years on the National Professional Council, an advisory board to United Way of America.
He holds a BS degree in Human Relations – American Humanics Program from University of Indianapolis; an MSM degree in Non-Profit Management, Fund Raising Management Major, Lesley University Graduate School of Management, Cambridge, MA; a Certificate in Non-Profit Executive Management from The Management Institute, Springfield College, Springfield, MA; a Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership from University of Michigan; and has completed Harvard University’s Negotiation Institute Training.
He is actively involved in giving back to the community as a volunteer and serves or has served on Boards of Directors including Broward Education Foundation; South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America; Broward Housing Partnership; Workforce One; Coordinating Council of Broward; Children & Family Leadership Association; Junior Achievement of South Florida Professional Connection Board; Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce; Community Foundation of Tampa Bay; College of Lake County Community Advisory Board; and Greater Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival. He is also a member of Broward Navy Days, Navy League Fort Lauderdale Council, Aventura Marketing Council, Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve and numerous other organizations. He is a graduate and life member of Leadership Broward Class XXIII and is an Eagle Scout.
Doug and his wife Nancy have two grown daughters and shares home time in both Fort Lauderdale & Tampa, FL.