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J McCray is Chief Operating Officer at Fair Chance. He has dedicated more than 20 years to building resilient and adaptive nonprofits from the inside out. J was COO at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, where he helped GEO grow to a community of more than 600 grantmaking organizations committed to helping nonprofits achieve success. Early in his career, J worked with education and health advocacy nonprofits, including the Title I Dissemination Project, where he supported educators in Massachusetts. J has served on several boards of organizations committed to building strong nonprofits and is currently on the board of Innovation Network. J believes in the power of storytelling. He was trained in nonfiction writing at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Maine, where he worked with residents of a former manufacturing town to describe how an eight-lane bowling alley became a hub of support for their community.