Nisha joined the team in 2013 and served as Chief of Staff to Van Jones before becoming CEO. She is a veteran fundraiser and consultant with decades of experience in nonprofit development and management. Previously, she was the Director of Development for The Ruckus Society, a national direct action training organization, and for San Francisco Women Against Rape, the city’s rape crisis center. Nisha is a senior trainer and consultant with GIFT, the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training. As a certified coach, Nisha is a pioneer in the field of “fundraising coaching” -- providing a unique blend of coaching people through their issues around money. Nisha has also played a public role: interviewing extensively for TV, print, and radio and speaking in front of the UN, US Congressional Hearings, press conferences, activist gatherings, protests and more. Her writing has appeared in The Nation, The Grassroots Fundraising Journal, and online media. Nisha plays soccer and is the mother of two teenagers and a great dane.