The Ozaukee Nonprofit Center proudly announces the appointment of Martha Putnam as its new Executive Director, effective December 4th. With over 25 years of executive experience, Martha brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success to the ONC.

Having secured over $5 million in successful grants, Martha’s expertise has played a crucial role in implementing evidence-based programs throughout the state of Florida, where she previously resided. As the former Executive Director for Friends of Foster Children, Martha’s dynamic leadership earned her agency the prestigious title of 2022 Nonprofit of the Year for Palm Beach County.

Martha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN, and is a recognized presenter with National Trainer of Trainers credentials for various programs, including Active Parenting, Teen Intervene, Mental Health First Aid, Botvin LifeSkills Training, and Alcohol Literacy Challenge.  In addition to her accomplishments in grant writing and nonprofit leadership, Martha is a sought-after speaker, educator, and authority on nonprofit structure, parenting, mental health, and board guidance. Her decade-long experience in youth ministry and service as a Hospice Chaplain reflects her commitment to caring for others.

With a dedication to community engagement that aligns seamlessly with the ONC’s mission of fostering growth, accountability, and sustainability for local nonprofits, Martha envisions the ONC as a pivotal connection point for fostering collaborations that yield greater mission outcomes. Martha’s goal is to establish a standard for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to fulfill their missions while demonstrating positive growth and change, not only in Ozaukee County but beyond.

Martha Putnam’s appointment marks a new chapter for the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center, and the organization looks forward to the positive impact her leadership will have on the nonprofit sector in the region.