NANOE National Director: Meet, Tracy Ebarb, NANOE’s National Director who boldly challenges STRONG CEOs to CONFESS, OFFEND & DREAM their way to organizational success. Charities need a new type of leader with a completely different job description THAT PUTS THEM IN CHARGE OF A NONPROFIT!  The chief executive officer of a 501(c)3 corporation should be called just that, the CEO. (STOP using the title Executive Director– ED carries with it the baggage of failed management models.) Strong CEOs lead people to build and maintain effective organizational and operational capacity. It’s time to set boundaries with board members, staff, donors and the public by CONFESSING, OFFENDING & DREAMING! You can learn more about Tracy by visiting

Trace Ebarb - NANOE National Director

Tracy Ebarb – NANOE National Director

Tracy holds all three NANOE Credentials including Certified Nonprofit Executive (CNE), Certified Development Executive (CDE) and Certified Nonprofit Consultant (CNC), and has spent his entire career working to improve charitable capacity-building and the changing philanthropic landscape.

Tracy is fond of sharing, “Years ago singer/songwriter Jackson Browne made the phrase ‘running on empty’ famous and in comparison that’s exactly what the nonprofit sector has been doing for decades! RUNNING ON EMPTY. Executives work harder than ever to secure a shrinking piece of the philanthropic pie. NANOE is the catalyst we’ve all been looking for and provides our members what they really need, the courage to challenge the status quo, and reshape our world!”

Tracy is a Certified Fund Raising Executive with over 20 years in the field of Development. He also serves as the Director of Business Development for the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in Arlington, TX. After almost 20 years of vocational Church work serving as Youth Minister, Church Administrator, Pastor and Development Director, Tracy put his nonprofit experience and innovative spirit to work in the field of fundraising and nonprofit development.  Tracy joined the renowned consulting firm of Cargill & Associates in 1998, designing and conducting over 60 Capital Stewardship Campaigns raising over $50 million dollars.  As an independent Consultant, Tracy has traveled extensively overseas raising funds and working to develop humanitarian projects in the African nations of Sierra Leone, Malawi and Zambia, and the Central American nations of Nicaragua, Haiti and Honduras. As well as consulting and developing Capital Fundraising Campaigns in over 75 churches and nonprofits across the US.

An accomplished pubic speaker and motivator, Tracy has been privileged to speak to thousands of organizations in a variety of venues. He spent many years as a high school and small college radio sports broadcaster. Tracy and his wife Jacque are parents to 7 children ranging in age from 29 to 17.