Non-Profit Boot Camp Coach Profile: Diana Abellera

Non-Profit Boot Camp Coach Profile The Non-Profit Boot Camp is a four-part webinar series dedicated to improving the organizational capacity and effectiveness of non-profit, community based organizations by digging deep into the strategic planning, fundraising, human resources, and finance components of non-profit management. Diana Abellera, a veteran social and environmental justice advocate who specializes in non-profit fundraising and development, will teach the "Fundraising Fundamentals" course. ---------------- About Diana: Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Diana Abellera has been fighting for social justice and environmental justice throughout her career. She created education programs for organizations, such as the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative and Urban Habitat, that engage low-income communities and communities of color in campaigns for healthier and more equitable environments. Abellera served as the Development Manager and Education Director at People’s Grocery, where she focused on engaging the West Oakland community in developing a local food system. As the Regional Food Systems Director for Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), Abellera oversaw Farm to Market programs and staff in 5 regions throughout California. As Chief Operating Officer at CAFF, she built a strong development program and created systems across finance, development, and programs. Abellera served as a co-chair on the Board of Directors at FACES (Filipino-American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity) for four years, and she currently serves on the finance committee. Abellera graduated with the first cohort of the Next Generation Leaders of Color program, a year-long professional development program offered that provided workshops, technical assistance, coaching, and peer support groups for non-profit managers. After a 14-year career working in non-profits, she founded Abellera Consulting in 2016 to build the capacity of organizations working to advance social and environmental justice. Now Abellera loves working with small and mid-sized organizations to develop their fundraising programs, write grants, and direct resources to impactful programs in communities throughout the country. ---------------- Visit the Courses page (under Opportunities) to learn more!

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