Joseph Kapp, Co-Founder and President

Joe Kapp is the President and cofounder of the National Center for Resource Development (NCRD), a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps foundations, nonprofits, higher education institutions and others achieve greater impact by developing resources to more effectively execute their missions. 

Profiled in the Sunday Washington Post Magazine for his entrepreneurial work, Kapp understands that in order for organizations to thrive, they must be intentional about increasing resources in a systematic and strategic manner. From creating strategic funding plans to providing expert executive coaching, Kapp and his team’s wide variety of services have helped an array of clients raise millions of dollars by significantly growing their funding streams, identifying innovative resources and creating effective new partnerships.

 

After selling his business and retiring at the age of 38, Kapp started NCRD to help mission-driven organizations apply entrepreneurial and business skills to increase funding, develop new partnerships and expand to the next level.   Through his work, Kapp has helped numerous organizations grow from small organizations that are merely surviving to multi-million dollar organizations that are thriving. In addition, under Kapp’s leadership, NCRD has re/launched a number of national initiatives including National Entrepreneurship Week and RuralRISE, which focus on democratizing entrepreneurship by increasing access to resources and opportunities for all Americans.

 

Kapp, a serial entrepreneur, started and sold his first business in college and has over 10 years of experience working in the technology industry, having advised companies like GE, Johnson and Johnson, and other Fortune 500 corporations on the use and implementation of new and emerging sales force and CRM technologies. Kapp also started and sold a successful financial services business, where he advised hundreds of clients, small business owners and high net worth families on ways to build assets and establish planned giving strategies. Kapp has started numerous other successful ventures and nonprofit organizations.

Kapp has also written extensively on resource development, entrepreneurship, and financial planning for a variety of national media outlets including the Journal of Financial Planning, the Advocate magazine and the Huffington Post.  His most recent writings include a chapter in the book Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation.  Kapp has been quoted in numerous media outlets from the Associated Press, AARP, the Washington Business Journal, the Washington Times and Investment News, among others.

Kapp is a dynamic and motivational keynote speaker, having presented at numerous conferences, meetings and events including SXSW, the Kauffman Foundation’s annual ESHIP Summit and internationally for the US State Department.

Kapp holds a Master’s degree in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Florida State University.  When not working, Kapp enjoys traveling, scuba diving and photography. 

Tina Metzer, Vice President and Co-Founder

Tina Metzer brings high-level, project management, and organizational development experience to National Center for Resource Development. From non-profits to the private sector, Tina possesses an array of skills and experiences. Tina is a native West Virginian and has worked in the nonprofit community as a career and volunteer for most of her life.  

Tina developed a strong sense of devotion to rural communities, non-profits, and entrepreneurship at an early age. Like most young people after graduating, Tina left West Virginia for better opportunities. However, a strong sense of allegiance brought Tina and her family back to West Virginia. Early on in Tina’s career, as Project Manager of a large industrial auctioneering firm, Tina saw the impact of large companies leaving rural areas – completely changing the landscape and economic stability of a region.

As the Donor Resources Representative for the American Red Cross, Tina executed all aspects of blood drives including recruiting donors, volunteers, and staffing for various community, business, and school locations.  Tina also represented the Red Cross in all aspects of public relations including public speaking, writing press releases, and media interviews. 

As the Human Resources Manager for Lantz Construction, Ms. Metzer worked on HR issues including managing employee benefits and maintaining a positive work environment with employees.

With her entrepreneurial venture, Attic Books and Treasures and Attic Books Promotions, Ms. Metzer, coordinated an array of authors, booksellers, and resellers to market products online and specialized in rare, out of print books, vintage magazines, and ephemera.

Most recently Ms. Metzer has managed a variety of projects with a focus on rural issues, Agriculture and Technology for Eastern WV Community and Technical College as well as Behavioral Business, LLC. 

Ms. Metzer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Bridgewater College and a Master of Science Degree in Human Resources from Towson State University.  When not working, Tina is usually found with her daughters as well as her many pets; relaxation is walking and reading.  

NCRD was founded on the principle of collaboration and community.  During her experiences one of the most prolific issues which stood out in non-profits, entrepreneurship, government agencies and more was the lack of communication, collaboration, identification of challenges and lack of ecosystem development, Tina hopes that NCRD will bridge this gap!

tmetzer@resourcedev.org

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