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Do you have questions about starting, governing, managing or operating a nonprofit organization?

Our specialists have helped numerous nonprofit organizations and individuals with many issues... from getting started, to funding, to taxes, and more.

Your questions are fielded by Bob Duea, Professional in Residence. Pat Lewis, Sr. Professional in Residence, is also available to respond. Pat and Bob work with a team that includes Center faculty and staff, its Advisory Council, and nonprofit professionals.

Patricia F. Lewis, ACFRE, has over 35 years experience in the nonprofit sector and is the immediate past President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE) in Alexandria, Virginia. She is currently a faculty associate for the ASU Lodestar Center and is also an adjunct faculty member of George Mason University in Virginia.

Robert E. Duea has over 30 years experience in senior management and governance. Most recently he served as president and chief executive officer of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (LSS) for 18 years. That nonprofit had a budget of $85 million and 2,500 staff. He has served as Interim President of two national nonprofits assisting them through leadership transition. He is a member for the Executive Select Consultant Group for the Alliance for Children and Families. He continues to serve as a member of the consultation team for Lutheran Services in America.

You can reach them in the following ways: Bob Duea or his direct number 623-496-1050. You can reach Pat Lewis at

Our nonprofit specialists have developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions that might be helpful in answering your questions. Simple click on the FAQ button on this page to obtain that information.

Sometimes it is helpful in preparing to assist you to have your question or questions through our email system. Simply click the Ask A Question button providing some basic information. (All information will be treated as confidential.)

We will endeavor to respond to you within 48 hours. Thank you for contacting ASU Lodestar Center. It is our mission to help you be successful in completing your mission in the community.


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