Lisa Borges is an incredibly skilled and talented leader. She has a real knack for getting the right things done – and done well – and making everyone feel good in the process. She knows how to build a non-profit organization and keep it strong. I have been very impressed and grateful for her many accomplishments at the Flutie Foundation, and I always thoroughly enjoyed working with her.
I believe success is best measured by outcomes. I have been fortunate to work closely with Lisa Borges for nearly 20 years, both as chairman of Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts (AFAM) and thru my donor-directed fund at the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. As a result of Lisa’s leadership as executive director, the Flutie Foundation has become the premier foundation in Massachusetts noted for providing monies to organizations that directly serve individuals and families touched by autism. She is widely recognized as an outstanding leader, one who is certainly creative and has great organizational and people skills.
I have known Lisa Borges for four years during which she has spoken to the Social Entrepreneurship University course I teach. As a speaker and teacher, she is great at communicating the essence of what it means to take the beginnings of a not-for-profit, and how a good executive director builds the eight or nine key building blocks into a living, breathing social enterprise. Students are able to grasp the spark of what holds together her organization, and through her examples, the people who come together to succeed as she has done with the Flutie Foundation.