Staff Expertise

Community Partners has a large and diverse staff with extensive knowledge of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and deep expertise in a number of critical issue areas.

Our staff members are frequently called upon to serve as moderators, panelists and speakers, and skilled facilitators. A few recent engagements have been with:

  • Southern California Grantmakers
  • Annenberg Foundation’s Alchemy Leadership Program
  • Independent Sector
  • The Los Angeles Urban League
  • Los Angeles Human Relations Commission
  • USC Marshall School of Business
  • Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont Colleges
  • Anderson School of Business at UCLA 
  • Occidental College
  • CORO
  • Jewish Federation

Topics and issues of expertise include:

Starting a Nonprofit 

Social Innovation

Civic Reach 

Networks and collaborations

Peer Learning 

Engaging resident leaders

Grantmaking Basics

Grassroots fundraising

General fundraising

Organizational development

Place-based funding

Transit-oriented development

Community development

Safety net clinics

Social justice

You can reach out to a staff member directly or send an email with your request to, and we can help connect you to the right person.