Chandra Alexandre, CFRE, PHD, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Marin
AFP Golden Gate President
Chandra Alexandre is a seasoned nonprofit executive and fund development professional with over 15 years of experience supporting organizations to social justice outcomes. Her work has helped strengthen regional affordable housing and early childhood initiatives, expand education reform strategies nationally, and resource movement building for global women's rights. Previously as Vice President of Development at Global Fund for Women, a public foundation promoting women's and girls rights around the world, she led the organization to record-breaking grantmaking in service to its mission. Before her transition to the nonprofit sector, Chandra was in private banking and served in the U.S. diplomatic corps where she worked on environmental issues. Chandra earned her undergraduate degree at Columbia. She also holds CFRE, MBA and PHD qualifications.
Elizabeth Seja Min, Facilitative Leader, Consultant and Executive Coach
AFP Golden Gate Executive Director
Elizabeth Seja Min has over 20 years communicating with heart, raising capital, developing leaders, and creating cultures that bring out an organization's best. She's held executive roles in four nonprofits, and been consultant, coach and facilitator to 150+ projects. An early adopter of design thinking, accelerated learning and neuroscience-based communications, she's helped clients in 14 countries reliably apply these approaches, particularly in resource development and strategic communications, which is some of her favorite work.
In addition to working with AFP Golden Gate, Elizabeth is the year-around facilitator for the social enterprise New Day Films. She is core faculty with Spring Strategies' international program Financial Resilience for Social Change, a consultant with Roadmap serving clients nationally, and executive coach for clients of the Women's Leadership Institute. She's among the first worldwide certified in Conversational Intelligence, and is a Certified Integral Coach. As a coach and consultant, she works with leaders and their teams across the rights and justice landscape.
Elizabeth cut her teeth guiding teams as a music director and conductor. At age 25, she co-founded and conducted a professional symphony orchestra, building the brand, leadership and business from the ground up. She went on to lead large jazz ensembles, mentor talented young vocalists, run a record label, have projects nominated for Grammy Awards, and receive honors for her skills in bringing unlikely partners together to create for the stage. In 2001, she had the important experience of serving as Secretariat for the U.S. NGO Coordinating Committee, working on the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination and Xenophobia. This led to a decade as Senior Consultant to the Women’s Funding Network, where she worked with international teams of leaders on essential skills and products related to developing people, rights and resources. Elizabeth serves as Board Co-Chair for Berkeley's venerable music house, The Freight and Salvage, and lives in Oakland, California.
Angi Roberts, CEO & Founder, The Association Office
AFP Golden Gate Administrative Director
Angi Roberts founded the Association Office in 1990, after many years of experience with AT&T, as a result of her personal experiences as a receiver of services provided to a non-profit organization that she had formed. She found a need for non-profit associations and organizations to find competent assistance and support services, at affordable pricing.
Since its founding over twenty-seven years ago, The Association Office has expanded its client base to include a variety of non-profit corporations and associations, covering a wide variety of industries from automotive to marketing, including companies in the area of green technologies, professional services, and more.
Specializing in business support services, the Association Office, under Angi's direction and management, ensures that small businesses, non-profit foundations and trade associations not only look organized, but are organized and efficiently operating. She is a resource for event planning, database maintenance, election management, budget monitoring, and other functions commonly required by non-profit Boards.
During much of her working life, Angi devoted her spare hours to the Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County. For 13 years, she served as a Girl Scout Leader for her daughter’s troop, which earned the Silver Award for assembling personal care packages for a local teen outreach group. For nearly five years, she served on the Girl Scout Service Unit Team and aided in the coordination activities relative to 50 active Girl Scout troops. She also started a successful preschool, which operated for over ten years with a waiting list. Now, as her children reach adulthood, she has time to fit in golf lessons with her husband and has recently learned that she plays a better game of golf with her eyes shut than open!