Jocelyn Wong

As the Director of Capacity Building, Jocelyn crafts Kataly’s strategy to strengthen the capacity of our grantee partners. This includes identifying resources, building relationships with capacity building practitioners, and developing programming to support grantee partners in their work. 

Based in Oakland, CA, Jocelyn brings 15 years of organizing, fundraising, and management experience to her work with Kataly. Informed by prior experience in community organizing and direct service, Jocelyn believes that transforming how we mobilize resources within social movements can facilitate a just transition of our economy away from extraction and exploitation and towards cooperation and regeneration. They support and coache resource mobilizers to step into their full capacity and power and partners with social justice groups to design and execute values-aligned fundraising campaigns.

Prior to starting their consulting practice, Jocelyn led an $18M fundraising campaign to support the success of Restore Oakland, a community advocacy and training center in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood. Jocelyn’s other prior experience includes serving as the Director of Development at Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, as the Director of Foundation Support at the ACLU of Northern California, as well as developing partnerships and securing resources for organizations serving youth, families, and LGBTQ communities.

Jocelyn found their calling as an organizer while studying Political Science and LGBT Studies at the University of California, Riverside. In their spare time, Jocelyn enjoys backyard projects, discovering new music, and cheering on Bay Area sports teams.

Photo by Bethanie Hines