Dorothy Chen Courtin


is the founder and President of Marketing & Management Associates for Nonprofits, a 13-year old management consultancy that adapts and applies best practices from the for-profit sector for the benefit of non-profit clients. Dorothy works with foundations, arts commissions and arts councils, cultural, educational, and human services organizations and museums. Assignments she had worked on include organizational expansion and right-sizing, Board governance and leadership transitions, market feasibility studies and strategic planning; marketing and communications research and planning, as well as the implementation of project plans. She writes and speaks frequently on non-profit strategy, management and marketing issues, nationwide. A Barnard College graduate, Dorothy earned her MA and PhD in Oriental Art history from Columbia University and a MBA from Northeastern University.  She serves on the Board of Visitors Studies Association, a national association affiliated with the American Association of Museums, and Arts Extension Service of University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She is the President of the New York Herald Tribune World Youth Forum Alumni Association and the co-chair of the WGBH Community Advisory Board.  She serves on the President’s Advisory Council of Barnard College, IdeasBoston Advisory Committee, and The Boston Club Board.  Fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, French and English, Dorothy was born in China, grew up in Malaysia, lived in France and considers Massachusetts her home.