Berit’s nonprofit career spans over two decades working with public, private and community foundations. As Senior Advisor for Special Projects at Tides, she led donor engagement and fund development activities. She was the Philanthropic Director of Foundation Source leading advisory services in the West and she served as Executive Director of the David Brower Center, an innovative arts and sustainability center. 



Martin Collier is founding Executive Director and a Managing Board Member of the Glaser Progress Foundation where he oversees initiatives to: create new and better measures of economic and social progress; expand and amplify independent media; and strengthen the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He is a member of the Global Fund private foundation constituency group, an advisory board member of the UCSF Global Health Group, and an advisory board member of the University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs. 



Natalie has spent the last 15 years at the crossroads of social movements and technology. She’s transformed and run some of the largest digital teams in the country, including President Obama’s successful effort to pass health reform.

Most recently, Natalie co-founded and launched Peers as the organization’s first executive director. Prior to Peers, she was the CEO and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a platform for people–driven economic change.



Currently the director of online fundraising and digital strategist for, Manny has also worked at the AFL-CIO and American Rights to Work in their online programs. Previously, he was at the ACLU and a field manager for Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.



A recognized leader in philanthropy, Anna has worked to centralize the role of young people in social change movements. As a Program Officer at the Open Society Institute (OSI), Anna implemented a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant-making initiative that worked to strengthen the progressive movement by developing a leadership pipeline and the political power of young people.

Outside of her work at the Open Society Institute, Anna has been an active leader in the progressive movement, serving on the board of directors of a number of organizations, including the Urban Justice Center and the League of Young Voters, and on the advisory boards of the Drum Major Institute Scholars Program and Generation Change, a project of the Center for Community Change.



Jane has more than 25 years of nonprofit management experience. Prior to joining RPA, she served as Vice President at Community Initiatives, a West Coast-based nonprofit that provides fiscal sponsorship services. She has also served as Senior Vice President of Tides, leading its fiscal sponsorship program which sponsored national and international activities. Jane has also served in numerous capacities as Board member and executive at a variety of nonprofits in California. 


Mario Lugay
Philanthropic Consultant

Mario Lugay is a philanthropic and nonprofit consultant. Formerly, he served as an Impact Advisor at the Kapor Center for Social Impact. He is the co-founder of the New American Leaders Project, the country's first and only organization dedicated to training first- and second- generation immigrants to run for elected office. Prior to this, Mario served as the Program Director of the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, providing leadership on new philanthropic investments in both integrated voter engagement strategies and for a fair and accurate 2010 census count. He has built significant experience in organizing as the national coordinator of Racial Justice 911 and at CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities.


Lisille Matheson
Founder Gateway High School

Managing a small foundation, which provides art supplies and resources for non-profits, Lisill is also a founder and the founding board chair of Gateway High School (now Gateway Public Schools) in San Francisco. After seeing Gateway through its 10th anniversary year, Lisille moved to emeritus status. She has also served as a member of the board of trustees of the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Oxbow School, and the San Francisco Education Fund. 


Sophie Sharp
Wells Fargo Bank

A Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning in Consumer Lending at Wells Fargo Bank, Sophie manages a team responsible for enterprise customer experience strategy and supports strategic planning and initiatives for the Consumer Lending group and its businesses (including Mortgage, Credit Card, Student Lending, and Auto Finance). Since joining the bank in 2006, she has held strategy and communications roles in the company’s Technology and Operations group, corporate Human Resources, and Internet Group.