Janice Gow Pettey is a nonprofit executive, an author, a teacher, and noted authority on diversity, ethics, and nonprofit governance. She has a doctorate degree in organization and learning from the University of San Francisco. Janice is chair emeritus of both AFP Ethics Committee and the AFP Research Council. In 2008, Janice was awarded a Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award from the Golden Gate Chapter of AFP. She remains the only nonprofit professional to receive this honor from her home chapter.
During her nonprofit career she has served both as CEO and led the development efforts of diverse organizations including The Asia Foundation, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, American Red Cross, United Way, Palo Alto University, and the Foundation for City College of San Francisco. As a consultant, her company J.G. Pettey and Associates provides coaching, strategic planning, and interim staffing services to a broad range of nonprofits in the U.S. and Asia.
Janice is the author of Cultivating Diversity in Fundraising and she is the editor of Nonprofit Fundraising Strategy: A Guide to Ethical Decision Making and Regulation for Nonprofit Organizations, both published by Wiley. She is an adjunct professor in the School of Management at the University of San Francisco. She also teaches for the Fund Raising School at the Center on Philanthropy in Indiana, and at San Francisco State University.
Janice is a former Peace Corps volunteer in Korea. She’s a 4th generation Californian whose ancestors sailed from China for the United States in the 1850s.