Priscilla is the Co-Director of Move to End Violence, a 10-year, $80 million capacity-building initiative of the NoVo Foundation. This long-term partnership with The Raben Group leverages the organization’s skills around program development and management, capacity-building, outreach and engagement, and branding and communications.
Move to End Violence helps pivot the U.S. movement to end violence against women and girls toward being proactive, interconnected, intersectional, and focused on social change. The core program elements are transformative leadership development, liberation and equity, organizational development, beloved community, and movement-building for social change.
Priscilla is based in Los Angeles, but she works with a virtual team and with consultants and program participants from all over the country. She entered this field to support organizations and leaders to do their best work and to help create conditions for social change. She loves to read, write, and blog, including blogging on behalf of Move to End Violence, and traveling to visit family and for international projects.
Prior to joining The Raben Group, Priscilla was a Program Director at Community Partners in Los Angeles, where she provided capacity-building, peer learning, and knowledge sharing for social entrepreneurs, strategic initiatives, grantmakers, and for their fiscally-sponsored projects. Before that, Priscilla was Executive Director of the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT). Through GIFT, she worked with grassroots, organizing, and community-based organizations around the country to provide training, resources, and movement-building opportunities related to fundraising. She continues to serve on the editorial board of their publication, the Grassroots Fundraising Journal. Her most recently published article is on the prevalence of sexual harassment in nonprofit fundraising.
Priscilla is co-chair of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Islander Giving Circle. She previously served for several years on the board of directors for the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, which encourages grantmakers to provide more funding for social justice work and disadvantaged communities, and for the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.