As the Director of Capacity Building and an Analyst with the Kataly Foundation’s Restorative Economies Fund, Jocelyn develops systems and tools to support the Fund’s integrated capital approach and helps to maintain inclusive and transparent relations with its grantees and borrowers.
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. She supports and coaches 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 her 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 her calling as an organizer while studying Political Science and LGBT Studies at the University of California, Riverside. In her spare time, Jocelyn enjoys backyard projects, discovering new music, and cheering on Bay Area sports teams.
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