Mickey MacIntyre



Mickey MacIntyre provides practical solutions for today’s nonprofit leaders, organizations, and social change movements through intensive training, effective planning processes, consulting, and hands-on work. He builds clients’ leadership and resource capacity to maximize their effectiveness.

Mickey came to The Raben Group after working as the Founder and President of realChange Partners LLC, where his clients included thousand of local, statewide, and national leaders and progressive, organizations, and movements, including National LGBTQ Task Force, Give Kids the World, Equality Federation, SAGE, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, Compassion & Choices, Resource Generation, Hetrick-Martin Institute, Freedom to Marry, Black AIDS Institute, Family Equality Council, Human Rights Campaign, Women’s Learning Partnership for the Rights, Development and Peace, United for Reproductive and Gender Equity, Community Association Institute, The National Network of Abortion Funds, and Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

As Chief Strategic Officer of Compassion & Choices, he was a prime catalyst of marked organizational and movement growth in the end-of-life care and choice sector. In less than a decade, Compassion & Choices grew from a merger of two small organizations with a combined budget of $3 million, 20,000 members and 18 staff in two offices to a robust movement leader with a budget topping $20 million, 450,000 supporters, 35,000 advocates, 5000 volunteers, and nearly 100 staff in 14 locations nationwide.  

MacIntyre has particular expertise in moving organizations from founders to mature institutions. He has effectively engaged in strategic planning with organizations in difficult-to-charter political advocacy. For over two decades, Mickey has been a leading consultant and movement facilitator serving the organizational management and leadership needs of the LGBTQ community. From individual trainings at Creating Change, Equality Federation, and CenterLink conferences, to planning processes with regional community centers, statewide equality organizations, anti-violence projects, and national organizations, few others have more direct and practical experience with as many leaders and organizations in the movement as Mickey.

MacIntyre has a strong background in the philanthropic sector. Through his leadership at the Gill Foundation’s OutGiving Project and beyond he has worked closely with more than 350 major donors and foundations to help them become more strategic and satisfied givers. He has provided consulting services and training for the Joint Affinity Groups of the Council of Foundations, Funders for LGBTQ issues, The Arcus Foundation, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Disability Funders Network, The Scot Opler Foundation, The Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, The Walter & Evalyn Haas Jr. Fund, the Peace Development Fund, and the Stonewall Community Foundation, among others.

As Co-Director of the Denver-based Gill Foundation, Mickey created The OutGiving Project, an $8.0 million national training and resource program to build better organizations and educate donors. Prior to his groundbreaking work with Gill, Mickey’s experience was in non-profit management and financial development. Mickey was the Development Director for the AIDS Action Council and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, where he increased annual operating income four-fold in two years. He served as Director of Major Gifts at the American Red Cross and was a consultant at the New York-based firm of Caesar & Washburn, where his client organizations had budgets ranging from $100,000 to $20 million.  

Mickey authored the Be A Board Star Handbook and over 20 curricula in non-profit management and financial development. He has served as a faculty member for the Management Assistance Group/Ford Foundation Capacity Building Initiative, The National Skills Building Academy, Gill Foundation Training Institute. and the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training. He graduated from Pace University in New York, with one of the first degrees in the nation specifically tailored for non-profit management.