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Dana Powell Russell, EdD/MPA

Advancing the quality, equity, and impact of PK-12 learning experiences offered through schools, arts and culture organizations, social justice nonprofits, government agencies, and foundations nationwide.



Building strong infrastructures for quality, equity,

and impact through participatory strategic planning; fundraising and development; culturally-responsive, utilization-focused mixed-methods evaluation; and special projects management.



Relationship- and mission-driven integrity, leadership, and collaboration; creative problem solving, initiative, and change management; skilled engagement, facilitation, and communication with a wide variety of stakeholders.

  • Independent Education & Nonprofit Consulting (1993 - present)

  • Tertiary Instruction: In-person, Online, Hybrid (1998 - present)

  • Nonprofit Governance (1996 - present)

  • Program Evaluation (1992 - present)

  • Fundraising & Development (1992 - present)

  • Teacher Education & Professional Development (1988 - present)

  • PK-12 & Museum Education (1986 - present)

  • Nonprofit Administration (1986 - present)

  • M.P.A., Sustainability & Social Justice (2023)
    Presidio Graduate School

  • Ed.D., Learning and Instruction/Educational Technology (2001)
    University of San Francisco

  • M.A., Museum Studies/Public Programming (1991)
    John F. Kennedy University

  • B.A., Visual Arts (Art History/Criticism/Studio Art) (1989)
    University of California San Diego

  • Fundraising & Development, University of California Davis

  • Nonprofit Board Education, BoardSource

  • Participatory Strategic Planning, Institute for Cultural Affairs

  • Group Facilitation Methods, Institute for Cultural Affairs

  • Plant Based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell & eCornell

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