Susan Sanow, CVA
Senior Manager, Volunteer Management Education

After serving as a Volunteer Fairfax Board member for two years, Susan Sanow joined the VF staff in July 2011.  Susan developed and manages BoardLink Northern Virginia and leads VF’s educational efforts. She is a frequent speaker on training boards of directors and other volunteer management/nonprofit management issues.  Susan was with the Center for Nonprofit Advancement (1988 – 2010) where, as Deputy Director, she had a wide array of responsibilities including membership, communications, awards and nonprofit outreach/education.  She founded The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management and the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman EXCEL Nonprofit Leadership Award. Susan has led workshops on nonprofit excellence, communications, and board management. She is the author of numerous magazine and newsletter articles on nonprofit management and is co-author of Winning Ways: Great Nonprofit Management Ideas from the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management (2001).  Susan is a graduate of Leadership Fairfax (‘07).  Susan holds a B.S. in Consumer-Community Services from Michigan State University.