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I am passionate about working alongside people and organizations who fight for justice. I love the power a group of individuals have when they find a way to work effectively together. This is what drives my organizational development work with nonprofits and social change leaders.

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Nelson is passionate about working alongside people and organizations who fight for justice. His understanding and love for the power a group of individuals have when they find a way to work effectively together is evident in his organizational development work with nonprofit organizations, teams, and leaders.   In his 25 years of work in organizational development, he has supported organizations in a wide range of issues that include performance management/staffing, coaching and communications, project management, organizational change, boards of directors, strategy, and leadership development. At the core of all his consulting, facilitation and training engagements is equity and justice. Nelson is also a certified leadership coach through Leadership That Works and not only bring his coaching to individuals but also with teams.  Before starting his own consulting firm in 2018, he spent 24 years at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and served in various roles including directing the public training program, leading consulting projects, and designing and leading leadership development initiatives. He was a member of the design and facilitation team for CompassPoint’s Fundraising Bright Spots Program.  I also provided fundraising coaching for the program’s participants. At CompassPoint, he was also part of the “Equity Panel” that led the execution of a reimagined compensation structure for the organization that centered equity and justice.  Some of his recent clients include Surge Institute Oakland, Earthjustice, ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco, SOMA Pilipinas, Grid Alternatives, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, Z Space, Sierra Club, Dolores Street Community Services, the Ford Foundation, Changelab Solutions, and MyPath. In addition to his professional work, he currently serves as the board president of Filipino Advocates for Justice.
 

Prior to joining CompassPoint, Nelson was a youth group home supervisor for Star House in San Jose and social worker serving youth in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned a BA in Business Administration and Marketing from Loyola University in Baltimore and was part of a group of students that helped lead the development of what later became the Center for Community, Service, and Justice at Loyola.  He currently lives with his partner and three teens in Alameda where he spends much of his “spare time” trying to keep up with youth sports, college applications, field trips, and homework. He loves to cook and especially loves sharing his love for Filipino food.
 

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