Staff

Danette L. O’Connell -  Founder and Executive Director

Danette O'Connell has been helping for-profits and nonprofits start and grow since 2004 by empowering them with divergent entrepreneurial thinking and a unique combination of finance and operations experience. She has over 20 years of a proven track record in positioning organizations through dynamic start-up, turnaround, merger, and accelerated growth periods.

Ms. O'Connell is focused on building and managing all aspects of a business transformation. She is proficient in strategic planning, financial planning, and business transformation. She has gained a reputation through satisfied customers and growing businesses.

Ms. O'Connell holds an MBA in International Business, a Bachelor's in Business Administration, and an Associate's degree in Computer Management. 


Jeanné Weidemann - Executive Assistant

Jeanné Weidemann provides administrative support to The Nonprofit Cooperative. With meticulous attention to detail and a genuine passion for her work, Jeanné's dedication is evident in all she does.

She has an appreciation for nonprofit organizations, and she wholeheartedly believes in The Nonprofit Cooperative's mission. With a decade of experience in the administrative field, Jeanné's commitment is unmatched.

When she's not diligently serving the organization, Jeanné enjoys indulging in baking, cake decorating, and exploring the beautiful beaches of her quaint coastal town in South Africa, Mossel Bay.
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Tate Orpen - Digital strategist

Tate Orpen is dynamic and driven in digital marketing with recent qualifications, a diverse skill set, and exceptional communication skills. With a Diploma in Digital Marketing and certificates in Advanced Analytics, Sales & E-commerce, Tate has been working in the digital marketing field for two years, making a significant impact with his expertise.

Tate's passion for digital marketing started early on, as he tried to start his own business at the age of 15. Despite facing challenges with funding, he learned valuable entrepreneurial skills, including digital marketing, which he utilized to help multiple businesses grow online as a freelancer through school.

When Tate is not busy sharing the organization's mission on social media or implementing digital marketing strategies, he indulges in his passion for horse riding. Tate is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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