Daniel BillingsleyVice President of External Affairs


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Billingsley joined the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits as its Director of Development and Marketing in 2012 and later became the Vice President of External Affairs in 2014. At the Center, he oversees all fundraising, communications, public affairs and government relations activities for the statewide association of charitable nonprofits. In addition, he is a sought-after trainer, facilitator and consultant, specializing in fundraising, public policy, organizational development and strategic planning. He also regularly speaks to groups both in Oklahoma and nationally about the importance of the charitable sector, philanthropy and civic engagement.

Prior to his work with the Center, he oversaw public affairs duties for Thresholds, Illinois’ largest nonprofit mental health services provider, and he continues to have a lifelong passion for mental health issues and substance abuse prevention and treatment. He has also worked in arts administration and arts advocacy and has been an educator and adjudicator in performing arts and classical music for a number of years.

Billingsley holds master’s degrees in music and journalism (advertising and public relations) from the University of Kansas. A lifelong Kansan, he is a proud KU Jayhawk but will occasionally root for other Big 12 teams when necessary. He resides in Oklahoma City where he is a board member of the Oklahoma Academy and the local board for Generation Citizen.

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