Mindy Opper, MPA

Mindy is an accomplished leader and sought-after advisor in the nonprofit marketplace nationwide. Having served in both professional and volunteer roles for more than two decades, she possesses a rare capacity to offer 360-degree perspectives to organizations with a public service mission. Before her focus on strengthening nonprofits through Board service, Mindy was the director of UJA-Federation of New York's Lawyers Division. Earlier in her career, she raised funds for the United Way and the Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital. Mindy is skilled at building relationships, motivating lay leaders to become fundraisers and developing boards. Her experience on nonprofit boards and positions of leadership make her an excellent conduit for professional staff and lay leaders. 


Mindy holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Administration from the College of Charleston, where she pursued nonprofit management as an academic focus. Her first class was an introduction to fundraising and she was hooked. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and 3 children.