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Gayle L Gifford

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Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Gayle L. Gifford, ACFRE, President of Cause & Effect Inc. (R) is an in-demand consultant, popular speaker and provocative writer with over 30-years of nonprofit experience.

Gayle helps clients design the change that will strengthen their governance, improve their programs and operations, build stronger relationships with their communities, communicate more effectively and boost their revenues.

Cause & Effect's clients are secular and progressive public benefit organizations working in the fields of conservation and the environment, public policy reform, education, community and neighborhood development, housing, civil liberties and civil rights, international development, women and children, the arts, culture and humanities and public health. They range from grassroots groups working in a single neighborhood to international organizations working across dozens of countries.

Gayle also works with government agencies interested in more actively engaging their communities in collaborative policy making.

Gayle is author of "How are We Doing? A 1 Hour Guide to Evaluating the Performance of Your Nonprofit Board" soon to be released in its second edition. She is also author of "Meaningful Participation: An activist's guide to collaborative policy-making"and a contributing author to "You and Your Nonprofit." She is a columnist for Contributions Magazine and contributor to CharityChannel newsletters and listserves.

Gayle teaches graduate courses in nonprofit administration and organizational change at Simmons College and Brown University. She holds an M.S. in management from Antioch University New England and a B.A. from Clark University. Gayle holds the advanced fundraising credential of ACFRE issued by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Gayle serves on the board of directors of two amazing nonprofits: WaterFire Providence and Blackstone Academy Charter School.

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