The Climate Justice Alliance is happy to welcome a staff member — Holly Baker as their new Funder Relations Organizer. Holly, who brings more than two decades’ experience of fundraising, program and event coordination, and administration within grassroots organizations, jumped into her new responsibilities with CJA during the People’s Climate March activities, the last week of April.
She has spent the last 19 years at the Farmworker Association of Florida, where she has built relationships with many foundations that are strongly rooted in social, economic, and environmental justice. Under her leadership, the organization has secured millions of dollars over these years to advance equity and justice for farmworkers and immigrants.
Holly’s long experience at a complex grassroots organization with multiple locations; multiethnic and multilingual staff, board, and community members; and centered on a population vulnerable to environmental contamination, as well as exploitation and discrimination, has equipped her with the skills to listen compassionately to affected communities; consider broad and deleterious human and environmental health impacts of negligent practices by unscrupulous industries; and strategize potential solutions or actions to counter destructive practices and advance an eco-centric model of greater good. We welcome Holly’s experience in developing mutually beneficial relationships among frontline communities and the funders who believe in their vision, wisdom, and capacity to actualize real and strategic solutions to build vibrant and resilient local economies.
Based in Florida, she will bring to the position her passion for protecting earth’s natural systems, and for amplifying the voice of true grassroots leadership.
Read more about Holly through her bio here: