BSA '05 | West Harrison, NY
TITLE: Chief Volunteer Officer
COMPANY: March of Dimes
Megan Walker is the Chief Volunteer Officer and Vice President of Mobilization and Community Engagement at the March of Dimes, the world's leading organization fighting for the health of all moms and babies. In this role, Megan leads the volunteer leadership development team, engaging volunteers, board members, and national service partners in issues related to maternal and child health. Megan has developed strategy designed to recruit, engage and retain active volunteers (individuals and organizations) that are willing to advocate, fundraise, volunteer and contribute in order to increase mission support of March of Dimes.
Prior to joining March of Dimes, Megan was the Senior Director of Enterprise-wide Corporate Partnerships and the Corporate Relations Operating Group at United Way Worldwide, the largest privately funded nonprofit organization in the world. In her current role, she directs a coordinated effort with a network of United Ways focused on delivering consistent business and social impact value to UW’s top corporate partners. Prior to this role, Megan led the creation of a digital program called the Hero Effect, an uplifting digital docu-series that tells the stories of ordinary individuals who are making an extraordinary difference in their community. In addition, she previously held the role of Director of Planning and Alignment at UWW, where she oversaw strategic and operational planning for the United Way network as well as assessed performance through scorecard metrics. She managed a large scale building renovation at UWW’s headquarters.
Prior to UWW, Megan was the Chief of Staff at Civic Enterprises, a nonprofit consulting/ social policy firm in DC. She directed all strategic planning and operational aspects of the organization, planned and led a project portfolio of over 20 projects in the areas of education, social mobility, and civic engagement, and oversaw finances, fundraising efforts and new business development, communications, and all staff. Prior to that, she was Assistant Director of Programs in the Executive Office and Strategy Department at Independent Sector, a coalition of corporations, foundations, and private voluntary organizations that works to strengthen, lead and mobilize America’s nonprofit sector. In that position, Megan coordinated strategic planning and board development efforts and co-led the NGen: Moving Nonprofit Leaders from Next to Now program for emerging nonprofit leaders.
Megan obtained her MPA in nonprofit management at Indiana University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, in her home state. She is married, has two children, and currently resides in the greater New York City area.
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