Mary Beth Harrington, CVA Edit Name
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For over 20 years, Mary Beth Harrington has been one of the Texas nonprofit sectors most passionate supporters. Her career path is unique, as she has not focused on one particular sector. Rather, she has worked with all nonprofits from Aids to Zoos and everything in between; usually providing training most notably as Director of Curriculum & Development at the San Antonio Area Foundation, Director of Agency Relations at the Volunteer Center of North Texas, and as Director of Community Outreach at the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO).
Harrington’s presentations are based on the knowledge she has gained working with hundreds of nonprofits as well as her own experiences as Executive Director at the Austin Public Library Foundation, Volunteer Coordinator at the Dallas Public Library, member of numerous nonprofit boards and Director of Marketing at BloodCare (now Carter BloodCare) where her nonprofit career began.
A passionate expert for the nonprofit sector, Harrington averages over 30,000 miles a year crisscrossing the state articulating issues facing our nonprofit community; urging nonprofits to welcome new leadership, collaborate to be more effective, and develop their boards to be more sustainable. A much sought after speaker, her presentations are characterized as energetic, thought provoking and content rich.
Previous to her experience in nonprofits, Harrington spent ten years in public relations and advertising promoting everything from a building implosion to psychiatric hospitals and cinnamon rolls!
Harrington was born and raised in Dallas which she still calls home although she has been own to take up temporary residence in Austin, San Antonio and Houston. When not speaking on behalf of nonprofits, Harrington spends time with her husband Rick, her grown children Kaylee and Chris as well as her “puppies” Cali and Rugby Roo (photos available upon request!)