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Marc Hardy

Nonprofit Executive Programs Director
Nonprofit Professional Development


126C Mendoza College of Business
Notre Dame, IN 46556





Marc Hardy is the director of Nonprofit Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame. He is completing his Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and has taught nonprofit leadership and management at IU and Butler University. In 2006, he was voted the “Outstanding Associate Faculty of the Year” at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. He also formerly was the associate director of the Institute for Research and Scholarship at Butler University. He has led several nonprofit organizations and was once the executive director of a private operating foundation, the Fourth Freedom Forum, which is now the foremost think-tank in the country on the subject of peace through international trade incentives and economic sanctions. Marc has served as a board member of several nonprofit organizations, including a term as president of the National Speakers Association of Indiana. An actor, director and playwright, he is the past president of the Indiana Theatre Association and a board member of his alumni association. He is a co-author of two books, Only the Best on Customer Service and Only the Best on Leadership, as well as several articles on management and leadership. Voted one of the top three speakers in the country during the “World Championship of Public Speaking,” he has spoken to more than 400 groups in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean. He has given more than 100 radio and television interviews, hosted his own morning radio show, and co-hosted a live public television interview show.