Institute for Transformational Nonprofit Leadership & Board Performance

Nonprofit Leadership Coaching & Educational Tools for C-Suite Executives

Our mission is to provide enhanced performance educational tools to nonprofit boards and executive leadership through a series of online training programs, board and organizational assessments, annual board and CEO evaluations, webinars and conferences along with strategic advice to enable nonprofit organizations of all sizes to unlock their true potential and increase their social impact, whether locally, nationally or internationally.

Today, more than ever, nonprofit boards and leaders have to be performance and results driven. Board and leadership coaching, performance assessments and evaluations can be very beneficial to those who would like to improve their leadership results.

Dennis C. Miller, the Founder & Chairman of DCM Associates, has extensive experience as a chief executive officer, board chair, foundation president and nationally recognized leadership coach that allows him to relate to others because he’s been in their shoes. DCM Associates has advised hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country on how to unlock their potential and achieve their strategic vision. They can work with you to improve the integration of board governance, leadership development, philanthropy and succession planning.

Client Testimonials

Stephen N. Lawrence, PhD, MPA
Chair, Council on Trustees
Bonnie Brae

“The Children’s Home of Easton has utilized DCM Associates for their Executive Coaching and a Board Retreat for Directors and Senior Leaders. Alan Weisberg worked with myself as Executive Director that enhanced both myself and my senior leadership team and as a result, we truly do now have a thriving high functioning senior leadership team. Dennis Miller facilitated our Directors and Senior Leadership Retreat and both Directors and Senior Leaders learned a great deal of how to work together to take our agency to the next level with improved communication, increased awareness, understanding our roles, and reviewed our structure as leaders, both board and staff. The information and presentations were extremely insightful and sparked great conversation about different areas of our agency and internal and external forces we face doing business. Working with DCM Associates is always professional and we are grateful for what we all gained from them as a result.”

Anita Jo Paukovits, M.Ed.
Executive Director/President

“Dennis Miller and his team developed an extremely valuable assessment of our governing board at the Santa Fe Recovery Center. His perceptions and insights resulted in actional recommendations our board understood, embraced, and implemented. Those recommendations led to more effective oversight enabling us to become a more effective substance use disorder recovery organization. Furthermore, Allan Weisberg of DCM conducted 360 evaluations of both the board chair and CEO—one of the recommendations of Dennis’s assessment. These evaluations were comprehensive, they effectively collected the perspectives of the many people who participate in our organization’s success. Allan’s insights into the meaning of the 360 results enabled me as board chair to develop an improvement plan that’s paying great dividends.”

Thomas Starke, PhD, Chairperson, Board of Directors
Santa Fe Recovery Center

“Dennis Miller can ‘talk the talk’ because Dennis has ‘walked the walk’; he’s been there, done that! You know immediately that Dennis isn’t merely speaking from the theoretical or from a textbook but rather, he has a wealth of rich and tremendous knowledge to draw from when providing counsel. And his communication style is refreshing – Dennis doesn’t mince words…he tells it like it is! In the seat I occupy, it’s comforting to know I can tap into that treasure of experience to help advance the mission I am privileged to represent.”

Tom Weatherall, President & CEO
Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey

“My Board had heard it all before and knew what had to happen but, didn’t know how to make it happen. Dennis assessed our organization, conducted meaningful interviews with key individuals and made recommendations that we could begin implementing immediately. His strategic retreat facilitation inspired and engaged every member of our board to recommit to our vision and work towards achieving it with confidence.”

Kathy Goldstein, Chairperson, Board of Trustees
CPC Behavior Healthcare, Inc.

Dennis C. Miller