She has raised millions of dollars through grant writing, direct mail, events, planned giving and other forms of fundraising for her employers and clients.
She has particular expertise in helping small to mid-sized nonprofits grow, and she has helped organizations with local, regional and national programs through the strategic planning, program development and targeted outreach processes.
She has helped to establish two nonprofits and has helped several others expand their program offerings. She is a community activist and volunteer for various causes.
Ms. Galaida holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University of Los Angeles and a BA in French and Spanish from Wake Forest University.