Leslie Belay

Ms. Belay is an independent consultant, advising foundations, faith-based and community- based organizations in program management, organizational development, strategic planning, and foundation relations. Clients call upon her expertise in the areas of executive coaching, dispute and conflict resolution, board training, personnel and executive recruitment, and development of work plans, proposals, and business plans, as well as fundraising and program design and development. Ms. Belay has many years’ experiences overseeing grants programs to support small business development as well as community organizing, youth development, and anti-racism work. As an independent consultant she has worked successfully with dozens of community-based and faith-based social change organizations, both locally and internationally, including overseas consulting assignments in India, Ethiopia and in Uganda. Overseas, she provides management coaching, customized technical assistance, and training seminars to emerging national and local NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) working in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, women’s empowerment, and economic development. Locally, she also engages community stakeholders in strategic planning, board development, grant management, and outcome measurement, among other capacity building efforts.