Manager of Program and Business Development
David Styers has an extensive background working on the forefront of nonprofit and civic engagement in volunteer and leadership development. Bringing more than two decades of organizational effectiveness experience, David is responsible for developing, marketing, and implementing programs that further the Institute’s mission. A Certified Governance Trainer, Civic Change Leadership Trainer, and Youth Leadership Trainer, he has spent the past 7 years directing education and consulting programs and serving as a Senior Board Governance Consultant for BoardSource and, from 2012-2014, for the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership. From 2000-2007, David served as Senior Director in a number of capacities at the Points of Light Foundation, providing technical assistance and network building to strengthen national and international partnerships and local affiliate Volunteer Centers and Corporate Volunteer Councils. He has trained and consulted throughout the United States and internationally in Australia, Canada, England, India, Mexico, Oman, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. David began his career in symphony orchestra management and oversaw training and educational programs for the American Symphony Orchestra League from 1992-1999, and he continues his passion for the arts as a singer in the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Active on boards, David is secretary of Discovery Community, immediate past treasurer of the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE), immediate past chair of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA), and past president of Volunteer Alexandria. He holds a degree in English and religion from Wake Forest University.