Michelle (she/her/hers) joined Social Innovation Forum (SIF) in early 2019 as the organization’s Development Coordinator. In this role, Michelle is in charge of keeping the development team organized, aligned, and on track to achieve its fundraising goals. She manages SIF’s database, streamlining the team's efforts tracking donors as well as creating reports on current or potential funders. In addition, Michelle also assists in fundraising appeals, creates development collateral materials, and coordinates logistics for development-related events.
Michelle comes to the Social Innovation Forum having previously focused on increasing equity in education and the workforce. Michelle gained project and event management experience in the operations department of a national nonprofit which aims to increase literacy rates in low-income K-3 classrooms. Her volunteer experience as an adult literacy tutor motivated her to coach first generation students of color towards career and job search readiness. Michelle is excited about SIF's hands-on approach to learning, collaboration, and connection.