Greg Johnson

What Works Nonprofit Fellow & Moneyball All-Star

Former Chief Executive Officer, Bottom Line

After relocating to Portland, Maine full-time in 2019, Greg was thrilled to join the non-profit organization, Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. JMG’s mission is to identify students who face barriers to education, and to guide each one on to a successful path toward continued education, a meaningful career, and productive adulthood. Prior to joining JMG, Greg worked as a consultant for educationally focused non-profit organizations and for the previous 15+ years he worked for Bottom Line, based in Boston.

During his time as CEO at Bottom Line, Greg transformed the organization from a single-site non-profit with a small staff working with a couple hundred students into a multi-state operation serving nearly 7,000 students annually supported by an engaged National Board of Directors and donor community. Prior to Bottom Line’s national expansion and the creation of the CEO role, Greg served as Bottom Line’s Executive Director in Boston from 2003 to 2011, engineering a process mapping and codification plan that solidified a highly successful curriculum and prepared the organization for multi-state expansion.

Recognizing the importance of data informed work, Greg spearheaded several independent research opportunities of the Bottom Line programs. Beginning in 2014, Bottom Line began a multi-year and multi-cohort Randomized Control Trial to study the impact of Bottom Line’s long term relationship-based advising model.

During his years at Bottom Line he has spoken and written on a variety of topics including Managing Nonprofit Growth, Using Data to Improve Performance and Developing Bottom Line’s DEAL Program Model for College Success.

In 1994 he received his B.A. from Brown University and in 2008 completed Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management. In his spare time, Greg enjoys running, spending time with his wife and daughters and exploring the great state of Maine.