Our History

About the Founder, Susan Kenny Stevens

As a trusted advisor to nonprofit organizations and foundations for over thirty years and as author Nonprofit Lifecycles: Stage-based Wisdom for Nonprofit Capacity, Susan founded the Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute in 2015. In 2019, Susan named Jennifer H. Bonnett the President and CEO of the Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute.

Stevens’ work is used in nonprofit management schools including: American University, Baypath University, Drexel University, George Mason University, Lasalle University, Metro State University, Saint Mary’s University and University of Missouri KC.

As founder of The Stevens Group, Nonprofit Lifecycle Institute and Principal-in-Charge of Larson Allen’s Nonprofit and Government Division throughout her career, Susan led thousands of organizations on the path to success.

Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute members
Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute members
Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute Founder Susan Kenny Stevens

Susan Kenny Stevens, PhD