Christa Beall Diefenbach, CNP, is the vice president of marketing and expansion for the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance – a national network of 50 universities and national nonprofit partners working to create a talented and prepared nonprofit workforce. Most recently, Diefenbach was the Associate Director of the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University in Chicago where she developed effective and innovative leadership development programming for nonprofit professionals. Diefenbach also teaches nonprofit marketing and management as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Business and Nonprofit Management. She has a bachelor of journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and an M.B.A. (with honors) from North Park University. Diefenbach serves in volunteer leadership positions for several nonprofit organizations whose missions enhance accessibility to quality mental health services.
For nearly 25 years, Diefenbach has worked in development, marketing and volunteer management for nonprofits that range in size from small to multibillion dollar institutions. During her years in the sector, Diefenbach launched successful rebranding efforts at several nonprofit organizations, enabling the agencies to achieve fundraising and programmatic goals. She was recently awarded the Nonprofit Mentor of the Year Award by the Chicago Young Nonprofit Professionals Network.