Risa has led and advised nonprofits for 15 years, and supports communities on the margins of opportunity as a business consultant at the Northern California Community Loan Fund. Before joining NCCLF she co-led Social Venture Network, a membership organization of socially-responsible CEOs and investors. Risa has held management roles in finance, operations, strategy and development, and is working on a new project that will support Bay Area home birth. She volunteers with the Garden for the Environment, the SF Market and the SF Bike Coalition, and is a 5th generation San Franciscan. Risa has degrees in Sociology, Dance and Library Science, is on a journey to become a white accomplice, and enjoys writing as @TheEmoBiz.