Dr. Marc Hardy is the Director of Nonprofit Executive Programs at the University of Notre Dame. He is only one of a dozen people in the world to hold a Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. He has taught nonprofit leadership and management at Indiana University, Butler University and the University of Notre Dame. In 2007 he was voted the “Outstanding Associate Faculty of the Year” at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Indianapolis.
He has led several nonprofit organizations and was the Executive Director of a private operating foundation, the Fourth Freedom Forum, for seven years. Marc has served as a board member of several nonprofit organizations, including a term as President of the National Speakers Association of Indiana. An actor, director and playwright, he is the Past President of the Indiana Theatre Association. He is a co-author of two books “Only the Best on Customer Service” and “Only the Best on Leadership” as well as several articles on management and leadership.
Dr. Hardy presents programs on leadership, strategic planning, board development and grant proposal writing. Voted one of the top three speakers in the country during the “World Championship of Public Speaking” he has spoken to more than four hundred groups in the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean. He has given over one hundred radio and television interviews, hosted his own morning radio show, and co-hosted a live public television interview show on WNIT-TV. Currently he is the host of a TV program titled “Sharing Fire” where he interviews people about the good things that are happening in their communities. “Sharing Fire” promotes the idea that we have all been recipients of good and that we have a responsibility to re-gift the good we have been given.