Nonoko Sato

Nonoko Sato is the associate director at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. In her role, Nonoko will partner closely with MCN executive director Jon Pratt to chart MCN’s strategic response to organizational and sector challenges. She will also play a critical role in shaping and implementing the organization’s strategy, including oversight of member services and programs, operations and financial management, as well as leading the annual planning and budgeting process and guiding new strategic initiatives and special projects each year.

Prior to joining MCN, Nonoko served for nine years as executive director of SMART, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that provides low-income students access to exceptional education and college success. She also served on the boards of the San Francisco Friends School, Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company and Asian American Theater Company.

Originally from Chicago, Nonoko graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, MN. For the past 17 years, she has lived in the Bay Area. Now with a growing family, Nonoko and her husband Ted (from Bemidji) have relocated to South Minneapolis.


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