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Nicolás Galarza is a Masters candidate 2013 on Urban Planning at NYU Wagner School of Public Service . He has served as advisor to the High Presidential Commissioner for Social Action of the Republic of Colombia, on innovation and the use of technology to benefit the poor. Currently Nicolás works on an initiative to help fast-growing cities in Latin America to implement plans of Urban Expansion at the Urbanization Project. →
Director, GastrowBloch Philanthropies
Shelagh Gastrow is Executive Director of Inyathelo and half of the GastrowBloch Philanthropies partnership. In January we shared a list of resources on philanthropy in Africa compiled by Gastrow. WINGS members are invited to share ideas in our online Local Cultures of Giving forum. Image via Donors Forum.→
Director of Strategy and Evaluation at Project Renewal
He is currently the Director of Strategy and Evaluation at Project Renewal, a large human services organization in New York City and an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Public Administration at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He is also the Founder and President of Performance Management Professionals, an affiliate group of individuals working in areas of performance measurement and management in the public and nonprofit sectors. He is also the co-founder and President of the New York Consortium of Evaluators, the local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association.→
Cynthia M. Gibson, Ph.D., is an independent consultant for a wide range of national nonprofits and foundations who serves as a strategist, thought leader, and writer. You can find her on Twitter @Cingib.→
Daniela Gilbert is Deputy Director of The California Partnership for Safe Communities. The organization works with cities to achieve sustainable community-wide reductions in violence. Daniela formerly conducted supporting research for the Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice on violence reduction and post-incarceration employment. She has also worked for the Children’s Aid Society’s Next Generation Teen Center in the South Bronx.→
TechSoup Global, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded in 1987 on the belief that technology is a powerful enabler for social change. Since then, we’ve assembled a worldwide network of individuals and organizations that share this conviction.→
Prior to becoming an independent social investment advisor, Steve Goldberg was the Managing Director and General Counsel of Social Finance, Inc., a U.S. nonprofit that works to connect the social sector with the capital markets to finance effective nonprofit organizations driving social change. See www.socialfinanceus.org. He is the author of Billions of Drops in Millions of Buckets: Why Philanthropy Doesn't Advance Social Progress (Wiley 2009).→
Srik has over 12 years of experience in the public and private sectors, including extensive experience in program evaluation, measurement and learning, specifically in the K-12 education sector. As a director in FSG’s Strategic Evaluation approach area, Srik is part of the firm’s Leadership Group. He is currently involved in creating a shared measurement system for a national education initiative involving over a hundred partner organizations across the US.→
Co-Founder and CEO of Z2 Systems, Inc.
Jeff Gordy is the Co-Founder and CEO of Z2 Systems, Inc., the makers of NeonCRM for nonprofits. Jeff has been working with his team for the last 12 years on building the optimal fundraising, CRM database, and marketing solution for nonprofits. Before starting the company, Jeff worked for the Kidney Cancer Association and knew that nonprofits needed better software solutions to help with their many challenges.→
Manager, Corporate Philanthropy, Foundation Center
Database manager, content developer, curator, and blogger with a good sense of what's important and interesting and the ability to encapsulate, contextualize, and communicate statistics to a broad audience.→
Alf Gracombe is Founder and Partner at GivingData. Since 1996, he has been working with foundations and nonprofits, developing Web and software solutions that help organizations be more data-informed in their operations and better communicate their work to the outside world. His company built GivingData, a grants and enterprise data management product currently serving such clients as The Kresge Foundation, The California Endowment, The Colorado Health Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, and many others.→
Erine founded Aunt Bertha in 2010 because he strongly believes people can and will help themselves if given the right tools. He explains in more detail why he started the company here and here. He can be reached here.→
Michelle Greanias joined GMN as its first Executive Director in May, 2008. She served as a board member from 1996-2001 and as Co-Chair from 1998-2001. Prior to GMN, Michelle served as Managing Director of Grants, Loans, and Procurement at the Fannie Mae Foundation, leading a grants management team which supported $45 million in annual grants. She also led the servicing of the Foundation’s $20 million affordable housing loan fund and managed employee giving programs for more than 5,000 employees.→
The Bridgespan Group
The Bridgespan Group is a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists. We collaborate with social sector leaders to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness, and accelerate learning.→
In 2006 Peter Grundy started Grundini, taking the Grundy & Northedge experience into new territory. A year later his book Grundini set out the terms, a series of five themes explored with uncompromised individuality thus defining the new era, venturing beyond information and into brand and advertising. Anywhere in fact where the complex and perplex needed explaining by simple, elegant, visual messages and ideas.→