Mal Brett. Schwartz, CEO
Mal has been an industry leader in advancing nonprofit management since 1979, bringing a disciplined strategic planning approach to relationships with corporate, nonprofit, and educational clients.
As the CEO of the Institute for Nonprofit Excellence, Mal created the Nonprofit CEO Forum which has convened and trained more than 150 CEOs of large NYC based nonprofits since 2007.
In the nonprofit sector, Mal’s strategic stewardship role with the ASPCA was an important factor in enabling this Chronicle of Philanthropy top-400 charity to grow in influence and achieve its mission, while total revenue was increased from $41 million in 2003 to more than $120 million in 2010. Other organizations as diverse as the Animal Medical Center, Police Athletic League, Project Orbis, Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island, and the Jewish Museum have also benefited from Mal's experience and guidance.
In the area of grass-roots, cause-related marketing, Mal has been a pioneer and consistent innovator. In the pet industry, he created the first comprehensive relationship management database of over 10,000 unaffiliated animal welfare organizations, developed proprietary programs to link thousands of these nonprofit organizations with corporations, and has overseen the distribution of more than $20 million in sponsorships, grants, and donations to these worthy charitable organizations. Mal currently manages the dynamic strategic partnerships INPEx has developed with the Nestlé Purina PetCare Company and with Pfizer Animal Health.
Chairman of the board at the Delta Society (therapy animal teams) from 2009-2011, Mal also leads the Campaign for the Future at Temple Israel of Northern Westchester and formerly served on the board of advisors of the iSchool at Syracuse University.