Beth Briggs has been a leading voice for, and champion of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors across North Carolina and the Southeast region throughout her distinguished career, providing leadership and guidance in every facet of nonprofit and foundation governance and stewardship: recruiting executive leaders, recruiting and training boards of directors, organizing and motivating volunteer campaign teams, and conducting strategic planning and fundraising workshops. She has counseled corporations, foundations, nonprofits and individuals seeking to maximize the impact of their philanthropy and is recognized as a consensus-builder with an ability to work with diverse leadership groups, encompassing community activists, program participants, opinion leaders, and philanthropists.
From 2014 - 2017, Beth served as the Executive Director of Dress for Success, a Triangle nonprofit helping unemployed and underemployed women find meaningful employment and economic security. As Executive Director, Briggs along with a strong Board of Directors, increased the number of clients served from 5,000 to 10,000 in three years, doubled the operating income to $1,000,000, expanded the organization to a new 10,000 square foot facility in Raleigh, doubled the number of staff and provided vision and leadership. Prior to her tenure at Dress for Success, Beth founded and served as President of Creative Philanthropy, providing grants-making, administrative, strategic planning, emerging trends and issues identification, executive searches, and counseling services for corporations, foundations, nonprofits and individuals seeking to maximize the impact of their philanthropy. Her leadership in North Carolina's philanthropy sector helped focus institutional and individual donors on causes and initiatives that benefited their communities. Earlier in her career Beth served as Executive Director of the North Carolina Council for Women and President of the North Carolina Public Television Foundation. In addition, she has served as Director of Development and served in other leadership and management roles with state and nationally focused nonprofits.
Beth's leadership in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector extend beyond her professional work experiences. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation and has served on numerous other local, state and national boards. Beth is a recipient of many awards for her leadership and achievements in fundraising, diversity, public service. Click here for a Beth's complete resume.