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 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. The results are astounding—for the organization, volunteers, community, and, most importantly, for the people at the heart of the mission.