Fred Bollerer, Board Treasurer for Child Trends on Effective Leadership

Through The Noise
October 3, 2016

Fred Bollerer, Board Treasurer for Child Trends on Effective Leadership

Through the Noise #215
Fred Bolleler // Board Member // Child Trends

On Through the Noise, we’ve have the opportunity to engage Executive Directors, COOs, Communications Directors, In-field Staff, and neary every staff position essential to running an effective non-profit organization. Though we’ve recorded over 200 episodes with different non-profit guests, we have never hosted a Board member. Until now. Please welcome Fred Bollerer, Treasurer of the Board for Child Trends, an organization we’re pleased to welcome back to the show. This is an excellent opportunity to hear from the perspective of someone so deeply committed to the mission of the organization that they donate their expertise for free. Mr. Bollerer has worked in the financial sector for most of his career and thrives most when he is fixing organizations that are floundering. He points out that non-profits are currently providing 85% of social services in the U.S. — so how can we make them most effective? Is your organization ready to hire a new Executive Director or other members of the Executive Team? You won’t want to miss this episode to hear from a seasoned Executive on what qualities are most essential for good leaders and the changing nature of funding.

Fred had 32 years in banking with the last position of President and CEO of Riggs Bank until 1997. Then very active in running and serving on the boards of several non-profits and for-profits retiring for the fifth time as Executive Director and President of the Corcoran Museum of Art and the Corcoran College of Art and Design in July, 2013.

Child Trends is the nation’s leading nonprofit research organization focused exclusively on improving the lives and prospects of children and youth; is #18 and #39 in the country for best places to work for recent grads and women (; and is growing so check the website for job postings