Paul Vandeventer

Paul Vandeventer, President and CEO
President and CEO

Paul Vandeventer is a co-founder of Community Partners and has led the organization through more than 20 years of dynamic growth and development. Paul’s three decades working in the areas of management, planning, communications, training, and organizational development, and as a social entrepreneur himself, have provided him with a unique perspective on how nonprofits can achieve the greatest impact. He is the co-author of “Networks that Work: A Practitioner’s Guide to Managing Networked Action,” now in its second edition. He developed the Civic Power Grid, a tool he uses to encourage the interplay of social sector agencies, philanthropic foundations, businesses and governmental institutions. He writes and speaks extensively on civil society and its dependence on a holistic model of engagement. He currently serves as a senior fellow of the Business and Society Lab at USC’s Marshall School of Business and is on the steering committee of the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors, a field-building group that Community Partners played a key role in establishing. Among a range of community activities, Paul serves on the board of directors of Pasadena-based Furious Theatre Company, the executive committee of Flintridge Preparatory School’s board of trustees, and the Heidelberg Club International board of directors, a support group to that German city’s science innovation and intellectual leadership in the world.