DeeJay R. Garringo, CAE commented on Finding Your Niche in at a Nonprofit 2015-12-18 12:54:14 -0500Congratulations on your continued professional growth within the association and nonprofit industry. Being in nonprofit and “wearing different hats” provides multiple opportunities for learning and discovery of area(s) that could potentially spark passion. I’ve learned over the last 13 years that merging passion to the different hats we wear goes a long way! I also learned that, while career in this industry is a top priority, living out the true essence of being an association and nonprofit professional, investing commitment, and merging motivation with inspiration helps make your everyday-association-life as a fun and rewarding journey!
Strategic. Visionary. Leader.
Mr. Garringo is senior director of program and membership marketing at STAT Association Management, Inc. (an association management company). Mr. Garringo, a Certified Association Executive (CAE), is a dedicated, success- and mission-driven, mid-career association management professional with more than 13 years of extensive experience in association management, which includes but not limited to: board, volunteer and staff leadership and strategic support; strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation; policy development and implementation; client administration and operations; budget development and compliance; research and data analysis; member relations and satisfaction; membership marketing; conference program development and execution; communications; social media; and technology. Mr. Garringo has proven his effective leadership and governance management skills, strong decision-making, and efficient project management skills throughout his career.
Mr. Garringo, a young entrepreneur, is president and CEO of JRG Creative Strategies, LLC, a management consulting company specializing in associations and nonprofits, volunteer and staff leadership, individual and organizational capacity building, and strategic planning facilitation.
Mr. Garringo is currently pursuing his Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification though Project Management Institute (PMI). He is also pursuing his IOM through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management curriculum. Mr. Garringo currently serves as a member of the CAE Community Outreach Committee of ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership for FY 2015-2016. He is also serving as an advisor on the board of counsels for a DC-based nonprofit organization. He is Head Coach and Lecturer for a DC-based CAE study group supporting their CAE exam preparation. He is also founder and creator of the Asian-Pacific Islander Association Executives Community on Collaborate.