Board

Davida Arnold

Davida E. Arnold is a strategist and storyteller, who is the founder of multiple start-ups connecting brand, culture, and communities whose stories are often muted in the digital space and on media platforms. She leverages strategic brand and client advocacy,

Kate Barr

Kate is the President and CEO of the Nonprofits Assistance Fund, in Minneapolis, whose mission is to fuel the effectiveness and impact of nonprofits with guidance, expertise and capital. Kate has led the organization’s growth as a premier resource for

Jamila Brown

Jamila Brown is a digital strategist, writer, and social entrepreneur who specializes in domestic and international advocacy campaigns. As the Communications Director of SumOfUs, Jamila leads the organizational global communications strategy across all media, social media, and digital content. Working

Elsa Holguín

Elsa is a Senior Program Officer at Rose Community Foundation where she directs the Foundation’s Child and Family Development area. Named the 2000 Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy in Colorado, Elsa has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit

Alice Y. Hom

Dr. Alice Y. Hom is a community builder invested in bridging diverse and overlapping communities to raise resources, to nurture leaders, and to build the capacity of organizations for social change. Alice has over 20 years of experience in leadership

John Kostishack

John was most recently the Executive Director of the Otto Bremer Foundation where he served for 28 years before retiring in 2008. As the executive director, he managed a $30 million grantmaking program and was also active in the work

Alex Lee

Filmmaker and attorney-activist Alexander Lee is the founding Executive Director of the Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), a community-based legal services and policy organization based in San Francisco that works to end the abuse of transgender people

Valerie S. Lies

Valerie retired as President and CEO of Donors Forum, an association of Illinois funders, nonprofit, and advisors, where she served for 27 years. The founding chair of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, Valerie has served on the boards

Tony Tapia

Tony is Principal of Bridging Worlds Philanthropic Advisors, which provides consulting services to private, corporate, community and family foundations. Bridging Worlds advises on an array of issues including global philanthropy, economic development, corporate giving, performing arts, immigration, Latino and aging

Kayva Yang

Kayva is a consultant for foundations and nonprofits in the areas of grantmaking, community engagement, and facilitation for moving ideas to action plans. Most recently she had provided services to Grassroots Solutions, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, and HealthEast Foundation focused on