Monica Ward is the New Jersey Executive Director at America Needs You.
Monica has 20 years of years of management, philanthropic, business development and strategic planning experience working with national nonprofits, funders, and local programs in the areas of education, health, youth development and criminal justice reform.
Prior to joining ANY, Monica served as Director of Planning and Performance Management at Covenant House New York, where she was responsible for planning, coordinating and managing the implementation of agency goals and priorities outlined in the organization’s strategic plan. This work included guiding all agency departments in developing annual program plans and identifying goals and metrics by which to track progress. In addition, she was responsible for developing and implementing an agency-wide professional development curriculum, including successfully training over 280 employees on required courses. Monica also served as the liaison to the New York Board of Directors.
Previously, Monica was a Senior Manager at the Social Impact Exchange, a nonprofit intermediary focused on scaling organizations with evidence of impact. In this role, Monica built the capacity and infrastructure of the Social Impact Exchange nonprofit partners through managing Funder Working Groups, the Scaling Marketplace Initiative, and the Social Impact Exchange’s (SIE) S&I 100 investment platform. Her work included developing and managing the SIE Annual Nonprofit Symposium and increasing philanthropic exposure to nonprofits by leveraging webinars, focus groups and other marketing tools.
Monica graduated with a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University and received her M.P.P from The Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in Health Policy.