Juan Pablo Berrizbeitia – JP – is the creator of the NonProfit MBA.
Early in his career, while living and working with low-income rural communities, JP learned that effective social change needs a solid business foundation to achieve long-term sustainability. That is his inspiration for the NonProfit MBA. He wants to develop and share the NonProfit MBA nonprofit management model to help grow and strengthen nonprofits around the world.
JP began his career as a grassroots lawyer, committed to helping vulnerable groups in South America. He provided free legal assistance to individuals incarcerated without due process; he lived in a refugee settlement and assisted its leaders with interpreting the host’s country local laws; he was a human rights lawyer for the civilian population in an armed conflict area; and he created and led a legal rights radio education and advocacy program for the rural poor.
JP then worked as an international consultant on justice, law, and development issues, preparing, supervising and evaluating multi-million dollar international projects. He had several clients: the Supreme Courts of several South American countries, the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank, and the Pan-American Development Foundation.
As a Social Entrepreneur, JP conceived and successfully implemented a prototype of a sustainable law firm business model that serves low-income individuals in marginalized urban areas.
JP also became certified as an innovation management trainer, and found a small consulting firm that advised over 40 businesses in technology and innovation management.
Currently, JP is the CEO of a small nonprofit that advocates for abused and neglected children.
JP holds several degrees:
- Master’s in Law – Harvard University Law School, U.S.A.
- Master’s in Law – Warwick University, U.K.
- International Diploma – Institute of Social Studies, Holland
- Juris Doctor – Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Venezuela
JP was able to earn these degrees because he was awarded several academic grants:
- Fulbright Scholarship
- Fellowship of the Organization of American States
- Chevening Scholarship
- Fellowship of the Netherlands Government.
JP is available for speaking and consulting engagements.