About

MEET THE FOUNDER, NANETTE FRIDMAN

Nanette Fridman founded Fridman Strategies in 2006 to help nonprofits advance their missions and maximize their impact. Nanette’s nonprofit formula for success is the right strategy, an effective organizational structure, and giving people the proper training and coaching to help with implementation.

With this formula in mind, Nanette’s practice focuses on strategic planning, governance and board development, financial resource development, and coaching and mentoring.​​ An energizing and sought after speaker, Nanette enjoys designing and delivering keynotes, workshops, and trainings.​​

In 2014, Nanette added author to her list of job titles, as she proudly introduced her book, On Board: What Current and Aspiring Board Members Must Know About Nonprofits & Board Service. Drawing on over 20 years of experience working with nonprofits, On Board is a clear road map to best-practice nonprofit governance and rewarding board service.

Before founding Fridman Strategies, Nanette worked as a corporate attorney at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, PC, where she helped launch their Israel Business Practice. Prior to her legal career, Nanette was the national field director for an advocacy organization in Washington, DC.​​

Originally from Rhode Island, Nanette earned her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, and Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University. She received her BA, summa cum laude, in political science from Tufts University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Nanette also studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Nanette is honored to be a Harry S. Truman Scholar and has received numerous other academic, professional and philanthropic awards for her work.​

Nanette is the President of the Board of Camp Yavneh and serves as a Trustee at Temple Emanuel in Newton and on the NICU Advisory Council at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Nanette lives in Newton, Massachusetts with her husband and two children.