Anna Pond Consulting


Anna Pond Consulting, Brooklyn, New York
Principal, June 2000-Present

  • Provide strategic planning, program development/management, and research/policy analysis for nonprofits, academic institutions, and philanthropic organizations.
  • Work with a diverse group of clients, including The California Endowment, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Diversity in Philanthropy Project/D5 Initiative, Women's Leadership Circles, Leadership Learning Community, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and Hostos Community College.


The California Endowment, Woodland Hills, California
Coordinator, Program Planning and Implementation, June 1998- July 1999
Program Officer, August 1997-June 1998, Program Associate, September 1996-August 1997

  • Managed multiple elements of implementation of this health-focused philanthropic organization’s five-year, $600+ million programmatic strategic plan.
  • Responsibilities included: program research, design and staging of rollout; program portfolio analysis; preparation of program recommendations for presentation to the Board of Directors; and development of internal processes for grant application review and approval.
  • Positions involved extensive interaction with the Board, senior management, staff across departments and the public.


Development Management Associates, Fountain Valley, California
Senior Director, October 1995-September 1996

  • Provided fund planning/fundraising consultation and client management to a variety of nonprofits.
  • Activities included: management of a $6 million capital campaign for a community resource center serving school-age special needs children; auditing/development of a $1.9 million three- year fundraising strategy for a community-based health clinic; grantwriting to assist a local art museum to achieve its $4 million capital and endowment goals.
  • Position involved extensive analytic writing, strategic planning and ability to interact with staff members, board members, foundation/corporate representatives, individual donors and volunteers.


Central American Resource Center (Carecen) Los Angeles, California
Development Director, July 1994-October 1995

  • Directed fundraising activities for the $1.2 million annual fund of this multi-service and advocacy community-based organization serving Central Americans and other Latinos.
  • Oversaw prospect research and development, relationship building with donors (individual, corporate, private foundation), donor solicitations, grants management and reporting.
  • Designed a multi-year financial resource development diversification strategy in coordination with the organization’s strategic planning process.
  • Held leadership position in the organization’s policy-making and program management committee.
  • Position involved participation in multicultural debate on key social, economic and political issues affecting newly arrived immigrants.


Eureka Communities, Washington D.C.
Development Associate, August 1993-July 1994
Intern, April-August 1993
  • Coordinated grantwriting program for this national nonprofit leadership development organization for executive directors of community-based organizations serving children, youth
    and families.
  • Performed foundation/corporate grant research and developed solicitation strategies.
  • Responsible for grants maintenance, including compiling narrative and financial analysis for proposals and reports.


Cambodian Mission for Peace, Providence, Rhode Island / Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Research Assistant, August 1992-March 1993

  • Coordinated research activities in Phnom Penh, Cambodia during August 1992 to assess the need for and the feasibility of the Cambodian Volunteers for Community Development (CVCD) Project.
  • Participated in meetings with Cambodian governmental officials, members of non-governmental organizations, and students to discuss and evaluate logistical details of the proposed project.
  • Project developed into a non-governmental, youth volunteer-driven organization, which currently provides a broad variety of human and social services.



Anna-Nanine S. Pond