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Affiliated with Boardsource since 2008
Natasha Dresner has 25 years of experience working with nonprofits and holds a B.A. in Management and an MBA.
Natasha came to the United States in 2001 from Kiev, Ukraine. She helped co-found the first Reform synagogue established in Kiev since the Russian Revolution. In 1996, she went to work for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJJDC), where, by the time she moved to America, she served as head of the Finance department and as an organizational development consultant to the broad spectrum of AJJDC’s nonprofit beneficiary organizations.
In New York City, Natasha ventured into the for-profit consulting world for a time before moving to the Berkshires to take the Executive Director position with a local congregation. She joined the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (JCamp 180 Program) as an organizational development consultant in 2005. Natasha works with a diverse array of nonprofit clients and provides consulting services in Governance and Board Development, Fundraising, Strategic Thinking and Planning as well as Leadership Coaching and Training.
She is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer, and a frequent presenter, speaker, and facilitator at conferences. Natasha writes a bimonthly nonprofit column, called “The Nonprofit Prophet”, which appears in The Berkshire Eagle, and eJewish Philanthropy.
Email: [email protected]
Location: Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Areas of Expertise: Board culture and dynamics, Board roles and responsibilities, CEO/Board chair coaching, CEO-Board partnership , Executive transition, Executive assessment and oversight, Fundraising, Founder transitions, Governance structures, Strategic board composition, Strategic planning and visioning, Succession planning
Areas of Engagement: Board self-assessment review and action planning, Board education retreat or seminar, Ongoing governance coaching and advising, Governance structure and design, Large-group training or conference session, Facilitation of important board conversations
Mission Areas: Community foundations, Family foundations, Federated organizations, Founder-led organizations , International/Multi-National NGOs, Private foundations, Religiously-affiliated organizations, Small-budget organizations, Social justice organizations
Virtual Work Availability: Flexible, based on needs