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Inkinen is assisting Hawaiʻi Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO) with their search for a President & Chief Executive Officer.


The Hawaiʻi Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO) serves as a vital and unifying force within the nonprofit sector in Hawaiʻi. HANO’s primary mission is to unite and strengthen nonprofit organizations, working collaboratively to enhance the overall quality of life in the state. By providing a platform for nonprofits to connect, share resources, and access valuable training and technical assistance, HANO plays a pivotal role in empowering these organizations to thrive and make a positive impact on the Hawaiʻi community. HANO’s work extends beyond support and collaboration, encompassing advocacy, research, and the promotion of best practices in the nonprofit sector, ultimately contributing to a more vibrant and resilient Hawaiʻi. HANO’s next leader will continue to advance its advocacy of Hawaiʻi nonprofits by bridging diverse stakeholders and cultivating a community in which nonprofits can thrive.


The President & CEO is a key leadership position within the community who will be responsible for ensuring the organization’s effectiveness in lifting and strengthening the nonprofit sector to effectively meet their missions and serve their respective communities. Reporting to an engaged and supportive Board of Directors, the President & CEO is accountable for strategic planning, fiscal integrity, and the delivery of high-quality services and programs to Hawaiʻi’s non-profit organizations.

Because of its unique role as a convener, HANO has credibility to bridge the gap between funders, nonprofit organizations, and communities. For example, HANO was instrumental in the formation of the Funder Hui, which resulted in a rapid, coordinated philanthropic response to the COVID pandemic in Hawaiʻi. In addition, HANO provided technical assistance to nonprofits to navigate government grant and loan programs that were critical to their survival. The relationships and trust HANO built with the Funder Hui allowed it to quickly mobilize support for residents who were directly impacted by Maui’s recent wildfire disaster.

As a trusted representative of the non-profit community, HANO occupies a trusted position as an advocate, mediator, educator, and facilitator. In response to its recent successes, funders are now looking to HANO to take on projects and stand-up new programs to grow the capacity of the nonprofit sector. The organization’s budget has tripled in size in the last several years, and HANO is poised for future growth.

Target Salary: $125,000 – $145,000 annually

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