John M. Bradley

Biographical Highlights

Professional Experience

  • Senior-level director for charitable organization, oversaw legal affairs, communications, and fundraising

  • Member of the in-house legal team for Habitat for Humanity International, one of the ten largest U.S. charities

  • Attorney at Jones Day, a leading international law firm

  • Departmental management positions, overhauled university and secondary school volunteer programs

Academic Qualifications and Achievements

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School Lecturer, teaching Nonprofit Organizations Law, Governance, and Ethics

  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D. Magna Cum Laude

  • Saint Joseph’s University, B.S. Cum Laude (Management, minor in Philosophy).

Articles and Press


  • President, Saint Joseph’s University Alumni Association & National Alumni Board

  • Board of Trustees, American Inns of Court

  • Board of Directors, Center for FaithJustice

  • Outstanding Achievement Award in Immigrant & Refugee Rights for representation of asylum applicant

  • Completed post-graduate volunteer year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest; arrived at my placement via a 4,160 mile charity-benefit bicycle ride

I work to improve governance to help nonprofit leaders achieve impact, uphold high ethical standards in the charitable sector, and build a resilient civil society.

The foundation of my practice is the pursuit of knowledge—I’m dedicated to understanding the links between good governance and successful nonprofit organizations. I am continually searching for what interventions drive results.

No less essentially, I relish working with volunteers. It is invigorating to help volunteer board members achieve new levels of impact.