After an inspirational keynote from Vu Le of Nonprofit AF, we moved into a panel discussion and explored successful partnerships where nonprofits worked closely with government, philanthropy, and business to meet their collective priorities. The panel focused on identifying strategies we can all use to reach county-wide equity goals, improve outcomes, and work more closely to achieve shared priorities. Then we joined issue-focused breakout rooms alongside peers and supporters and shared what nonprofits need to be successful, what we’ve seen work, and developed strategies that are effective for each issue. Lastly, we reassembled, reported on goals we’ve established, and presented solutions that will improve outcomes in our communities.
The participants of Nonprofit Day expressed a shared vision of the essential role that nonprofits play in civil society. To help uplift that common vision, we developed a Nonprofit Bill of Rights representing the input of many local leaders.
We invite you to download, read, and distribute the Nonprofit Bill of Rights.
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Emilie Dang oversees programs and services, community engagement, and fund development. Her team works in partnership with the real estate development team to ensure that IHO’s commitment to high-quality extends to serving our residents and stakeholders. Emilie has over a decade of experience working in the nonprofit and public health fields including managing health and wellness initiatives, youth development programs, fund development, and public policy efforts. Emilie is a graduate of Fieldstone Leadership Network in Orange County, and a member of OC Nonprofit Professional Network and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. An advocate for youth empowerment, she volunteers as a member of the Boys and Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor. Emilie currently serves on the board for Lanterman Housing Alliance, and a participant in the 2021 Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP) program.
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David is a public health professional offering extensive and successful experience in planning, developing, and implementing community-based initiatives throughout Greater Los Angeles County. He’s a dedicated public servant and advocate with project management, coalition building experience that has successfully worked with youth, schools, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and cities to advance environmental justice, equity, and community development. As the Executive Director of ActiveSGV, David is responsible for overall organization management, development, supervision of staff, and execution of various transportation, open space, and energy-related initiatives. David also serves on the Measure A Oversight Committee, Metro San Gabriel Valley Service Council, Measure W Scoring Commitee (+USGR WASC) and serves on the board of the El Monte Union High School District.
Learn more about Active San Gabriel Valley.
Adam Gottlieb, MPP is the Associate Director of Postsecondary Initiatives at UNITE-LA. In this role, he oversees policy and systems change strategy as they relate to postsecondary education at local, state, and federal levels. He works with key leadership at postsecondary institutions and community-based organizations across the state to advance a student success agenda – prioritizing equitable access to education and preparedness for the 21st century economy. Through his policy work, Gottlieb supports the UNITE-LA agenda of preparing all youth for success from cradle-to-career, working with local and statewide government agencies, legislators, and other advocacy organizations to advance policies that support postsecondary accessibility and better alignment between higher education segments, K-12, and the workforce.
Gottlieb earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Thought and Practice from the University of Redlands, in Redlands CA and a Master of Public Policy from Vanderbilt University, in Nashville Tennessee. In Nashville, he gained experience at the Tennessee Department of Education and served as the inaugural Policy and Advocacy Fellow for Complete Tennessee. Adam serves his alma mater as a member of the University of Redlands Alumni Board of Directors, where he chairs the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and as the alumni representative on the University Antiracism Committee.
Nancy has worked as a social justice activist in the field of women’s health and development for the past 38 years. Its Executive Director since 2006, Nancy joined Esperanza Community Housing in 1995 after developing community health leadership programs with women in Palestine’s West Bank and Gaza, and later, after earning her Master of Public Health at UCLA, with the deaf community in Damascus, Syria. As Esperanza’s Director of Health Programs, she established the framework for programs at the intersection of health and housing that characterize much of Esperanza’s work. Her efforts have been central to pioneering environmental health strategies and responsible land use policies in the region, and to advancing the importance of Mercado La Paloma as a local economic development venue and a cultural and culinary hub. Uplifting the voice and power of local communities for the attainment of basic human rights is at the heart of Nancy’s work.
Learn more about Esperanza Community Housing.
Consulting with nonprofits and foundations, Claire focuses on aligning financial strategy to organizational values. Previously Director of Advisory Services for Nonprofit Finance Fund, she led a national practice of consultants and provided consulting services to hundreds of nonprofits and funders. While there, she designed and led a range of initiatives, including change capital projects for equity-centered arts organizations; long-term efforts to improve government contracting with nonprofits; and the Full Cost Project. She has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2005 in multiple roles, including as the Executive Director of a community-based art center, as an auditor and tax-preparer, and as co-founder and board chair for a nonprofit working to end extreme global poverty.
Learn more about Claire Knowlton Consulting.
Prior to serving as the Executive Director for Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), Sam served as the Director of Inside Programs. A former life prisoner himself, Sam understands the various obstacles, challenges, and difficulties the prison and reentry populations face. In 2017, Sam created the Hope And Redemption Team (HART), a first-of-its kind initiative he built from scratch. The Hope & Redemption Team (HART) is a group of nine former California life prisoners who go back into California state prisons to provide hope, demonstrate that redemption is achievable, and to prepare participants for successful reentry into our communities. His work directing the Hope and Redemption Team exemplifies what’s best about ARC: our desire to reach and walk with those who have been most marginalized by society.
Learn more about Anti-Recidivism Coalition.
Genevieve brings more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and management to her role as Westside Food Bank’s leader. Her personal experience as a single woman of color raising a family amidst food and housing insecurity informs her hunger relief and anti-poverty work. She has worked at Westside Food Bank since 2004, previously serving as Deputy Director and Chief Development Officer. WSFB’s food distribution program has more than tripled during her tenure. Genevieve is passionate about bringing innovative approaches to difficult problems and collaborating for community impact. She currently serves on the Boards of Cornerstone Theater Company and the Westside Coalition on Housing, Hunger, and Health and leads the Coalition’s Westside Food Security Group.
Learn more about Westside Food Bank.
Through grantmaking, capacity building, and policy reform work, Lisa works to execute a shared vision to end youth incarceration and build a positive youth development framework in LA County. Previously, Lisa was Senior Manager of Smart Justice at the LA Area Chamber of Commerce, where she led efforts to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline through program development, policy reform, and systems change. She worked to develop education policy and advocacy campaigns on behalf of foster youth and other underserved populations during her time at the Advancement Project, and provided therapeutic interventions to adolescents and adults through her work at Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center. Lisa earned a M.A. in Social Work and Master of Public Administration from USC, and holds a bachelor’s degrees in sociology and Chicano studies from UC Davis. She is an alumna of the Justice Policy Network Fellowship and a mentor for USC’s Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellowship in Government Service.
Learn more about Liberty Hill Foundation.
Since 2012, Winnie served as executive director of the Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation, which aims to strengthen many of the unique institutions that define Los Angeles, with a particular focus on medicine, higher education, the environment, the arts and, through Pritzker Foster Care Initiative, child welfare and wellbeing. Before joining the Foundation, she served for nine years as executive director of Phoenix Houses of California, a substance abuse treatment and mental health services organization. For 20 years prior, she served as a senior media executive in the magazine publishing, cable television, Internet services, and education technology fields.
Learn more about the Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation.
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