Archive for November, 2011
We’re getting ready for Boot Camp 2012 (and will share the date with you very soon!!) already, and we’re excited to involve you in the process.
As a consultant, author, and public speaker, Mal Warwick has been involved in the not-for-profit sector for more than 40 years. He is the founder and chairman of Mal Warwick Associates, a fundraising and marketing agency that has served nonprofit organizations since 1979, and founded or cofounded three other companies that provide fundraising services to nonprofits throughout the country, including Response Management Technologies. With Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Warwick is the coauthor of Values-Driven Business: How to Change the World, Make Money, and Have Fun (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2006). This newest of his 18 books reflects his long history promoting social and environmental responsibility in the nationwide business community. With Cohen and others, he was a cofounder of Business for Social Responsibility in 1992 and served on its board during its inaugural year. In 2001, he was elected to the board of the Social Venture Network and has served as its chair since 2002.
Dee Dee Nguyen is the development officer at the East Meets West Foundation, an NGO promoting sustainable development in Vietnam. She serves on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Gate Chapter and is the co-chair for the Northern California Chapter of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. Prior to EMW, she was the Social Justice Fellow at The San Francisco Foundation, promoting social justice, civic engagement, and youth leadership development in the nonprofit sector.
Gerald Richards is the director of development for the Bay Area office of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). He has more than 10 years of development and management experience and has worked at several nonprofit organizations, including the Chicago Panel on School Policy, the United Negro College Fund, and The Cradle Foundation. Richards earned his MFA in writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BA in film studies from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
Sojeila Maria Silva describes herself as a community organizer with financial skills. She has more than a dozen years of experience as a program manager and/or executive director in addition to a decade as a consultant. Silva has a wide-ranging background in nonprofit lending, housing, and economic development, and holds an MBA from UCLA. She is currently the manager of the Fiscal Fitness program at Northern Californian Community Loan Fund, where she provides both financial consulting and training to nonprofits.
Randy Chun is regional vice president for the Wells Fargo Foundation. He manages contribution programs from Central California to the San Francisco Bay Area. Chun’s primary focus area is economic development, including affordable housing, small business technical assistance, and workforce development. Prior to his current assignment, he managed Wells Fargo Foundation projects in Oregon, Washington State, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico.
Jim Pitofsky is the executive director of Hands On Bay Area. He served in executive positions with the National Youth Leadership Council, Echoing Green Foundation, SeaChange, Social Enterprise Alliance, NAPE, and the National and Community Service Coalition. Pitofsky has also advised or partnered with corporate CEOs, senior staff, and directors of corporate foundations. He has trained hundreds of corporate directors on how to improve their giving and corporate volunteerism, and how to use service as a strategy for employee leadership development.
Susan Rae Ross has more than 20 years of experience working in Africa, Asia, and Latin America managing diverse collaborative efforts among many stakeholders. She is currently writing a book on NGO-corporate partnerships.
Described by The New York Times as the “Paul Revere of globalization’s woes,” Kevin Danaher is a cofounder of Global Exchange, the noted human rights organization based in San Francisco. He is the author and/or editor of 11 books, including his latest, Insurrection: Citizen Challenges to Corporate Power. Danaher’s current projects include the Green Festivals and the Global Citizen Center, a green real estate model that brings together green retail, nonprofit organizations, and events in downtown San Francisco.