Dr. M. Stanley Butler
M. Stanley Butler is an author, teacher, and serial entrepreneur. With more than 25 years of experience as a financial and administrative professional within the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, he has effectively provided counsel and guidance to national and international organizations. Known as an “Infopreneur”, Dr. Butler models servant leadership in a manner that builds, mentors, and prepares others to live with purpose and serve with excellence.
Dr. Butler is known for his consulting work, writings, and skillful facilitation of discussions and work groups with the purpose to address difficult topics and issues. His ability to assess organizational structure, identify weak areas, and develop cost-effective solutions has resulted in effective development servicing to nonprofit organizations in Sweden, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States. Realizing a greater need to prepare the nonprofit community to effectively meet the socioeconomic needs of their communities, Dr. Butler founded Striving Toward Excellence In Public Service (STEPS), Inc. Through STEPS Inc., Dr. Butler provides educational, leadership, and developmental services to the nonprofit community—advancing an initiative to establish and build upon collaborative relationships between the nonprofit and public sectors. Additionally, he provides leadership training and development courses and coaching to established and up-and-coming leaders both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Butler’s public sector work includes serving as a Chief Fiscal Officer where he administered over all fiscal activities of a local social services agency operating under the Maryland Department of Human Resources. Additionally, he has served as an Assistant Director for Administration, wherein he managed a division inclusive of human resources, finance, information technology, procurement, building and facilities, and fleet. He was instrumental in advancing the organization in acquisition and use of technology for enhanced customer service, developed internal financial controls and reporting for improved management of agency resources, and chaired both the Performance Quality Improvement and Risk Management Committees; all while initiating a cost-reduction plan to offset statewide budget reductions.
Dr. Butler’s publications are proposed to address personal and professional needs among people of faith. His books include “Take Back Your POWER: Boldly Reclaim the Best Parts of Who You Are”, “Sometimes, Man’s Rejection is God’s Protection”, “Between Pillars of Purpose”, “Caleb’s List: Funding Resource for Christian Nonprofits”, and “Nonprofit Nuggets: Nonprofit Does Not Mean Nonprofitable”. He is an active blogger and a contributing writer for numerous Christian magazines.
Dr. Butler’s educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management, a Master of Public Administration, a Master of Business Administration, and a Doctorate in Philosophy and Religious Studies. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Walden University—actively completing his dissertation pursuant to a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy & Administration.
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