Bill Ryan

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Bill Ryan


Principal, Ryan Consulting Group


Cambridge, MA


Bill Ryan has changed the way nonprofit leaders approach governance. In 2005, Bill and his co-authors challenged conventional wisdom with their seminal book Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards (Wiley and Sons, 2005). Since then, Bill has consulted with dozens of nonprofits, helping make lasting improvements in their governance. Bill also spent 10 years as principal and research fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University, where he now teaches in executive education programs. Currently, Bill serves on the faculty at Harvard Kennedy School, and he invites people to visit his website for more information and current course offerings. Bill’s BA is from Columbia University and Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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