If your dream only includes you, it’s too small.— Ava DuVernay
As a professional do-gooder, Beth has spent over 30 years helping social change organizations tell their stories and scale their impact while building long-term relationships with their stakeholders.
Beth is expert at activating change through insightful research, keen strategy and implementation accountability. An accomplished public will building strategist, she has led efforts to accelerate the U.S. transition to 100% clean energy, and to change norms so that creative expression, arts and culture are embraced as a valued part of life. She has designed training programs for the LGBTQ+ community, public health associations and foundations’ grantees. Her sweet spot is at the intersection of social justice, environment and health.
Beth’s areas of expertise include:
- Research-backed communication strategy
- Coaching and capacity building, training, technical assistance
- Brand development
- Multi-stakeholder engagement
- Resource development/diversification, public-private partnerships
Beth has held positions of progressing responsibility and has done award-winning work at VolunteerMatch.org, Breast Cancer Fund (now Breast Cancer Prevention Partners), Earth Island Institute, Working Assets (now Credo) and Names in the News.
Beth received her Bachelor of Arts in English from San Francisco State University and has a Certificate of Completion from the Nonprofit Management Institute and a DMA from the Direct Marketing Institute.
Beth chairs the board of the Alameda County Community Food Bank. She also served on the Board of Advisors for LUNAFEST for over a decade, volunteered for the charter brand team for the Breast Cancer Fund, and co-chaired the Bubbles & Bivalves gala for the Watershed Project for many years. A highlight of her life was volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Beth is a proud California native who loves hiking, yoga, cycling and obstacle courses. She is no slouch in the kitchen and has been known to shake up a mean cocktail. Home is the Island Paradise of Alameda with her husband and two feral cats.