Judy Levine

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Judy Levine, Cause Effective's Executive Director since 2006, has over 30 years of experience as a nonprofit management advisor. At Cause Effective since 1993 and as an independent consultant, Judy has trained and consulted with well over 1,000 nonprofit organizations on issues in fund diversification, donor engagement, and Board and organizational development. Judy has worked across many organizational cultures and is expert at tailoring consultations in order to meet the needs of different audiences. Judy helped create many of the methodologies that Cause Effective uses today, specifically in the areas of resource and organizational expansion.

Judy also brings her own experience as a Board member to her work with Cause Effective’s clients, having served in leadership positions on the boards of Church Street School for Music and Art, Taste of Tribeca, Transportation Alternatives, and four NYC public school leadership teams. Prior to joining Cause Effective, Judy worked as an independent consultant and trainer in the area of strategic fundraising for diverse organizations, and was also Director of Programs for the Cultural Council Foundation. Judy holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University with a specialization in performing arts patronage, and earned a Certificate in Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management from the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program. She is a long-time member of the Selection Committee of the New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards, and in 2017 was honored as one of New York City’s most distinguished public servants with City & State’s “50 over 50” Award.

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