Uma Rao has been passionate about anti-violence and social justice movements since she was young. Her roles have been to organize communities, serve on boards, train and to raise funds. She has 10 years of grassroots fundraising experience, mostly in communities of color. Uma currently works as a regional development organizer at Pride Foundation, and she serves on the board of directors for the Western States Center and Astraea Foundation. Uma believes that strong movements include grassroots philanthropy, community based strategies and leadership development. Some of her favorite things include hot cups of chai, great stories and dancing to loud music in the mornings.
Uma Rao is training Grassroots Fundraising: You Can Do It!