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NonprofitBackOffice principals are Marc Haupert and Kurt Swanson, who are aided by a select group of affiliated professionals.  Below are the biographies of Marc and Kurt:

Marc Haupert

Marc Haupert has over thirty five years’ experience in organization, management, and administration of nonprofits of all kinds.  He is adept at bringing organizations into alignment with their stated vision and mission utilizing his strong negotiation and interpersonal skills. His executive direction has consistently been coupled with direct involvement in private and public fund development tasks.

In 2004, Marc formed Marc Haupert and Associates, a Los Angeles based consulting firm that specializes in executive management, strategic planning, program development, branding, fund development, systems development and outcomes measurement in the nonprofit sector. He has a strong background in issue advocacy, evaluation and supervision of government contracts, as well as arts management.  He has a thorough understanding of care and prevention services for diverse communities affected by HIV/AIDS.

 Marc also has worked with technology applications for nonprofits, from the first IBM PC to the latest cloud and SaaS (software as a service) innovations.

 Professional Nonprofit Work Experience:

 Executive Director, West Hollywood Library Foundation

  • Interim Executive Director, California Faith for Equality
  • Interim Executive Director, Getty House Foundation
  • Interim Executive Director, Heart Touch Project (Santa Monica, CA)
  • Interim Executive Director, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Riverside County, Inc.
  • Interim Development Director, American Red Cross Greater Los Angeles Chapter
  • Interim Volunteer Officer, American Red Cross Greater Los Angeles Chapter
  • Interim Executive Director, CASA of Los Angeles
  • Executive Director, Los Angeles Shanti Foundation
  • Executive Director, Desert AIDS Project, Inc.
  • Executive Director, Chicago House and Social Service Agency, Inc.
  • Administrator, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Inc.
  • President, Arts Services Associates of Milwaukee, Inc.

Educational Background:
College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Management Institute – University of Wisconsin

Community service experience also includes:
Haupert was named “Man of the Year” by Christopher Street West (L.A.) in 2003, and in 2004 received a proclamation from the Board of Supervisors of Los Angeles County for his service to the County.  Past service included: President, Wisconsin Professional/Commercial Theatre Association; Board member (Treasurer) AIDS Walk Chicago; Executive Committee member, Service Providers Council of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago; member, AIDS Advisory Council for the City of Chicago; member, TB Task Force of Chicago and Cook County. Appointee to the State of California Office of AIDS Comprehensive Care Working Group; Co-chair of (County-appointed) Inland Empire HIV Planning Council; board, LIFE, California’s HIV Healthcare Lobby; Treasurer, CAEAR (Cities Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief) Coalition, Washington, DC; Gubernatorial appointee, California HIV Planning Group; Supervisorial District Three appointed Commissioner on Los Angeles County HIV/AIDS Commission

Additional Information:
Marc has dedicated his professional and volunteer life to nonprofit organizations, beginning in 1970, when he organized his home town for the first Earth Day.  After attending the University of Wisconsin, he opened a nonprofit bookstore featuring fine arts and small press publications by local artists and writers.  He developed a Cultural Center that also housed a small international touring experimental theatre company (Theatre X, of which Willem Dafoe is the best known alumnus).  Haupert was named managing director of the company, and in 1979 founded his own management support organization, Arts Services Associates, which provided management and booking services for twenty performing organizations in the upper Midwest.  In 1984 as a volunteer, he founded the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc., serving as president of the board for five years.  While directing Chicago House and Social Service Agency, he lent significant advocacy and programmatic guidance to the development of the federal Ryan White CARE Act.  He has authored manuals, reports and training curricula at the regional and national levels.

Kurt J. Swanson

Kurt Swanson has over 25 years of experience managing the business and programmatic priorities of arts, nonprofit and social service organizations in the Midwest and California.  He has been a successful local business owner in real estate services and in theatrical facility management and production.

Kurt most recently served as Operations Director of a major service organization for foster children in LA County.  Previously, he had been retained as interim full-charge Operations Director of a statewide advocacy organization.

Other professional positions and affiliations since 1990 have included: Managing Artistic Director of a nonprofit theatrical production organization that mounts its own arts events in the US and internationally; President, Radio and Tea Productions, a commercial theatre and rental performance space in Toluca Lake, CA, offered to educators, artists and producers for performances; President and Broker, Homes Insight, a Toluca Lake-based boutique real estate firm serving the entertainment community and general clientele throughout the greater Los Angeles region and Coachella Valley; and a Real Estate Agent, Broker and trainer for firms in California.  Kurt was in administration at AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, the largest AIDS service organization in the world, with international headquarters in Los Angeles.  Previously he served as Executive Director of Animal Samaritans SPCA, in the Coachella Valley of California; Director of Administration of Michael’s House, a drug/alcohol recovery center in Palm Springs; Administrative Director of the AIDS Pastoral Care Network in Chicago, and Finance Manager for Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.

Kurt has served as a volunteer, board member and founder of multiple voluntary and charitable organizations in his career and throughout his entire life.

Kurt holds a California Real Estate Broker’s License and is certified as a HAFA (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative) specialist, a Certified Short Sales Specialist, and Senior Real Estate Specialist. He has achieved the Certified Associate in Human Resources (CAHR) certification, reflecting his dedication and education as a human resources expert.

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