Chief Executive | The Nonprofit Alliance | Washington D.C.
Shannon McCracken leads The Nonprofit Alliance (TNPA), a membership association that launched in 2018 to promote, protect, and strengthen the nonprofit sector. Thanks to unprecedented support and momentum from the nonprofit community, TNPA has quickly stepped up to be the voice for nonprofits on key legislative issues. Prior to her role with TNPA, Shannon spent two years as Charity Navigator's Chief Development Officer, facilitating communication with nonprofit organizations and dramatically increasing resources to ensure successful implementation of a new strategic plan. She now serves on Charity Navigator's Board of Directors.
Previously Shannon spent 17 years with Special Olympics International, most recently as Vice President of Donor Development, building and managing a collaborative individual fundraising program on behalf of the global HQ and North American chapters.
Shannon served as the DMA Nonprofit Federation Advisory Council Chair and Chair of the Ethics Committee. She is a Certified Association Executive and holds a master's degree in Nonprofit and Association Management.