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Claudia Zeldin

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Claudia has 30 years of management experience with a strong expertise in strategic planning, fundraising and business development, marketing, communications, and branding. Over the course of her career, she has consulted for more than 200 nonprofit, philanthropic, and for-profit organizations. Claudia completed the Support Center’s Interim Executive Leadership Training Course and has served in various temporary management positions: Executive Director of Youth Communication, Chief Development Officer for Brooklyn Community Housing and Services, Communications Advisor to Queens Defenders, Development Director for the American Foundation for the Blind, Director of Development and Communications for AIDS Service Center NYC, Executive Director for Leave Out Violence U.S., Marketing Adviser to the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Specialty Camp Incubator, Executive Director of the Venture Philanthropy Partnership’s Special Needs Initiative in Philadelphia (JFSC), and the New York State Director for The LEAGUE (now Points of Light’s GenerationOn). 

Claudia loves sharing her knowledge and has provided training for Fundraising Day NY, National School Foundation Association, NJ Education Foundation Partnership, NY Nonprofit Media’s FundCon and MarkCon, and the Support Center. 

A student of and advocate for system-wide educational reform and youth engagement, Claudia served as a devoted board member of DREAM/Harlem RBI afterschool programs for 20 years. She is a founding board member of the DREAM Charter School and served on the Executive Committee and DREAM's Strategic Planning Committee (awarded the NY Community Trust – NY Magazine Nonprofit Excellence Award 2012 Silver Prize for Management Excellence and “2010 Best Board in NYC” by Volunteer Consulting Group). As managing trustee of her family’s small foundation, Claudia oversees grant making and manages family dynamics (with a sense of humor). Claudia earned a BA in Communications from Tulane University and continued her studies at New York University’s School of Continuing Education in Nonprofit Management.

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How many years have you worked as a nonprofit consultant or specialist? : More than 10 years
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