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COJECO RSJ Symposium

Natasha Dresner

CEO of Natasha Dresner Nonprofit Development Consulting

Natasha Dresner has 20 years of experience working in the Jewish nonprofit world, and holds a B.A. in Management and an MBA from The Ukrainian-Finish University of Business and Management. Natasha came to the United States in 2001 from Kiev, Ukraine, where she was deeply involved in Jewish life. In New York City, Natasha ventured into the for-profit and consulting world for a time before moving to the Berkshires to take the Executive Director position with Congregation Knesset Israel in Pittsfield, MA, where she still lives with her husband, Avi, and sons, Lev and Sasha. She joined the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s JCamp 180 in 2005, not long after the program’s inception, and has helped shape it into what it has become today. Natasha is a CEO of Natasha Dresner Nonprofit Development Consulting firm that provides consulting services in Governance and Board Development, Fundraising, Strategic Thinking and Planning as well as Leadership Coaching. She works with a diverse array of nonprofit and for-profit clients, and she is a frequent presenter, speaker, and facilitator at conferences. Natasha is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer, and she writes a bimonthly nonprofit column, called "The Nonprofit Prophet", for The Berkshire Eagle, which also appears in eJewish Philanthropy and elsewhere.