About Us

We Make Nonprofits Better!

The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence is an orchestrated network that exists for the expressed purpose of bringing together nonprofits, funders, and professional experts into community where:

  • Best practice standards are compiled, developed and promoted;
  • Nonprofits can know their operational levels and the three most important things to do next;
  • Funders can gain greater confidence in nonprofits and have the confidence to give more; and
  • Industry experts can have a dynamic, focused connection to better serve both nonprofits and major funders.

Please visit our Mission, Vision and Strategy page for more information.

Our Leadership Team


Robert Lipps, Attorney, CPA | Co-Founder and Principal Advisor

Bob Lipps is Co-Founder and Principal Advisor at The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence® and Co-Inventor of OpX360™.  Bob serves on the boards of CCM and SIM. His previous roles include Managing Partner of Ten Talents Partners, Executive Director and Practice Leader of Lockton Insurance Brokers, Chairman of Stewardship Insurance Ltd., and General Counsel, CFO and Board Member for Wycliffe Bible Translators. Bob holds degrees from Arizona State University and Texas A&M University School of Law and is a member of the TX and FL Bars and the TX State Board of Public Accountancy.


Marc Stein, MBA | Co-Founder and Principal Advisor

Marc Stein is Co-Founder and Principal Advisor at The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence® and Co-Inventor of OpX360™. His previous roles include Vice President and Executive Team Member of Joni and Friends International Disability Ministry, President of Gospel Light Worldwide, and National Director of the International Bible League and various other roles within the professional services arena. Marc holds degrees from California Coast University and is the author of Referral Rainmaking, How to Build Your Business Through Professional and Client Referrals.


Steve Maegdlin, MBA | Principal Advisor

Steve is Principal Advisor at The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence® and the founder and CEO of Executive Advisory Partners. Steve also co-founded and operated as the CEO of Signal CSK. Steve is a  sought after advisor and serves on various boards with more 30 years of global executive leadership experience in branding, strategy, marketing, communications, operations, and technology, working within and as a consultant to large and small organizations. He holds an MBA from DePaul University and a B.S. in business from Bradley University.


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