Peggy Morrison Outon is the founding Executive Director of the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Peggy has over three decades’ experience in the nonprofit sector and has served as a management consultant to more than 800 nonprofit organizations. As a volunteer, she has served on 34 boards—8 as president, including chairing the founding board of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, a national network of nonprofit capacity builders. She also served as a founding member and trainer of the Drucker Foundation’s international training team. Her pay equity research project, 74%: Exploring the Lives of Women in Nonprofits, has attracted national attention, resulting in more than six million media impressions on the project, including an Op-Ed on April 2015 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Under her leadership, The Bayer Center has served as a national model of excellence for management support organizations, studied by organizations from Texas to Michigan. In August 2006, she was named by the leading national publication for nonprofit management to their list of national leaders, The Nonprofit Times Top 50 for Power and Influence. In May 2008, she was named the Pearl of Excellence by the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania. In March 2010, she was honored as a Woman of Achievement by the Cribs for Kids/SIDS International annual dinner. March 22, 2011 was designated by the Pittsburgh City Council as Peggy Morrison Outon Day in Pittsburgh, in recognition of her commitment to the nonprofit sector.