Grants Manager, Disability Rights Fund
Arlene Wilson-Grant is the Grants Manager for the Disability Rights Fund and the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund. She is responsible for ensuring that grantmaking operations, practices, and data support the mission and strategic goals of the Funds. Arlene has nearly 20 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector in a variety of grantmaking, programmatic, and operations roles. Before joining the Disability Rights Fund and the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund in 2012, she worked at the Skoll Foundation where she served as the key liaison between grantees, program, and finance staff for three grantmaking entities and managed grantmaking and program-related investment portfolios. Her previous experiences include work with the Public Health Institute, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, and the Tides Foundation. Arlene serves on the Human Rights Funders Network’s Human Rights Grantmaking Operations Steering Committee, and from 2018-2019 served on the PEAK Grantmaking Board of Directors. Arlene received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.
At small foundations, a small staff can make it especially challenging to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Panelists from small foundations will share a look at their organizations’ roadmap to improving DEI, including the practices they have changed or are looking to change, and the processes they have used.
This workshop requires an additional registration fee. Sponsored by NGOSource. This session is PEAK Grantmaking’s exclusive training workshop, designed for professionals who are new to their role in grants management. This includes professionals with backgrounds in accounting, technology systems, program management, and other areas.