Sylvia Chinn, Vice President

A vice president at Netzel Grigsby Associates, Sylvia Chinn has a passion for working with nonprofit boards, staff and donors to advance their organizations’ missions and to create lasting social change.

Sylvia brings 20 years of experience working for nonprofits, including 11 in senior leadership roles at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley, YWCA Glendale and Pasadena, and the Pasadena Senior Center. Sylvia has also served on the advisory committee for Planned Parenthood's centennial fundraising campaign and co-chaired a national steering committee for professional development for fundraisers.

Among her various volunteer roles, she was a board officer for the Friends of the Pasadena Public Library, computer literacy volunteer tutor for the Minneapolis Public Library, and a ride leader for bike advocacy groups in the Los Angeles area. Sylvia has participated as a facilitator and panelist for events hosted by AFP-GLA, SCAHD and other organizations for fundraising professionals. She is deeply interested in the role of philanthropy and nonprofit leadership development in creating systems change.

Prior to joining NGA, Sylvia worked as part of a consulting team providing nonprofit services including strategic planning, board development, merger exploration, marketing and communications strategies, and fundraising goal setting and metric development.

Sylvia earned her B.A. in English from Cal State Los Angeles, graduating cum laude.

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