ERIKA LIAN CHEN
(erika "lee-ann" chen)
Erika is a consultant focused on racial equity within nonprofit operations, fundraising, and organizational culture, with an emphasis on inclusion and employee happiness.
She is a founding member of the Community-Centric Fundraising movement. She also volunteers her time as the Appeals Chair for the Seattle Human Rights Commission and as Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access for AFP Advancement NW.
Erika holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Miami with a major in Economics and minors in International Business and Spanish. She also holds a Masters of Public Administration and Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance.
“I feel blessed to have had Erika as a student. I learned from her then and I continue to learn from her now.”
ERICA MILLS BARNHART, ASSOCIATE TEACHING PROFESSOR
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
“As VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access Committee (DEIA) for AFP Advancement Northwest, Erika has been a stalwart leader and champion for racial equity. Erika has led our volunteer board in navigating difficult conversations about organizational culture, integrating BIPOC voices in our decision-making processes, and taking a proactive stand to be anti-racists. Erika is strategic, compassionate, and unapologetic in helping us to lean into our DEIA work in a meaningful – if not revolutionary -- way that is making real organizational change.”
ABBEY NORRIS, 2020 BOARD PRESIDENT
AFP ADVANCEMENT NORTHWEST
Does your board, staff, volunteers, or other stakeholders want or need to engage in tough conversations? An outside facilitator can help create an inclusive space for individuals and communities to flourish.
Do you want to incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) values into your organization? I’ll work with you and your team to bring your DEIA values to life and operationalize them into your everyday work.
Do you want to embed anti-racism into your fundraising, operations, and organizational culture? I’ll work with your leadership team to create a custom development plan that will help your organization move toward anti-racist policies, systems, and structures.
Do you have an annual retreat coming up that you still need to plan for? Does your organization need to rethink or revisit its overall strategy? Let’s work together to turn your goals into an effective plan ready to be implemented.
My starting rates start at $100 per hour. However, I offer a sliding scale depending on your project goals, organizational budget, and work scope, as requested.
Interested in learning more? Let’s connect!
- COMMUNITY-CENTRIC FUNDRAISING
- COMMUNITY-CENTRIC FUNDRAISING
Founding Member, Seattle
Seattle Human Rights Commission
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Vice President of Diversity, Equity,
Inclusion, and Access
Social Justice Fund NW
Seattle Donors of Color
Past Steering Committee Member
Let's connect! I'd love to learn more about your organization and how I can help. If you're interested in learning more about my services and rates, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.