Mindful Nonprofit Growth
Are you ready for growth? Looking for a partner who can help you lead with human-centered design?
I believe in the heroes. I believe that the world’s most intractable problems can be overcome with compassion, innovation, human-centered design, mindfulness, and pragmatic optimism. I believe in you.
How I Can Help
Fundraising & Communications
From capital campaigns to grant applications, from crowdfunding to direct mail, I bring decades of expertise to help you craft and implement a successful growth plan for your organization.
The first step toward transformational change is strategy. I utilize a dynamic tension model to guide your team to create a comprehensive, multi-year strategy that will be operationalized into annual plans.
Projects come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you are a social entrepreneur in need of an execution specialist or an NGO in need of a brand refresh, I bring the core approach of human-centered design to project and program management.
What People Say
I worked with Gita as a member of the same Individual Giving Leadership Team at CARE. Gita did a wonderful job of developing a strong case for support for CARE’s new Impact Fund, demonstrating to donors and strategic partners exactly how their unrestricted, flexible funding supported CARE projects and program beneficiaries throughout the developing world. This good work on Gita’s part enabled our major gifts team to raise more and more unrestricted revenue annually, and it brought our donors and partners more closely to CARE through insightful, thoughtful, and detail-oriented illustrations of direct impact.Tom Hanschman
Gita and I worked very closely together at CARE. She’s articulate, bright, and an excellent colleague. Gita is without question one of the kindest and most considerate people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, all while also being a creative and positive influence on her colleagues. She sees the big picture of her job, and is able to help influence others in thinking similarly. I would, without any hesitation, recommend Gita for a position. She’s a true joy!Kara Ansotegui
I am a lifelong meditator and a certified teacher since 2003. If meditation is on your life goal list, I can help you develop a daily practice.
- Lead From Where You SitOne of the most valuable bits of advice imparted to me by a former boss came with her thick southern drawl in response to my lamenting an issue with our organization's culture, "Gita, you need to lead from where you sit." Simple as her advice was, it has become a mantra in my life. I … Read more
- Mindful Growth: How to Balance Intellect with Intuition for Campaign Success (Part I)This topic deserves a book in itself, but for now, I thought to share two key insights from the incredible power that I have found by combining intellect with intuition when leading campaigns
- Learning to Do Me: How to Act on Your IdealsI think we all struggle on some level with the sense that no one really "gets" us. As I've been told frequently lately, "you're not special."