Dr. Renee Rubin Ross is a facilitator in the truest sense of the word: She is skilled at making things facile, or easier, for people and organizations to get to the heart of the messages and processes that they’re seeking.
Renee’s passion for strategic planning, facilitation, and grant writing emerges from her longtime interest in helping non-profit organizations work more effectively. This interest led her to service as a Program Officer at the Jim Joseph Foundation, working with more than 15 non-profit organizations to focus their message for greater alignment with grant guidelines and sharing grantees’ stories and successes. Renee’s curiosity about organizational effectiveness also led to research on schools’ communication with parents, exploring how schools incorporate parents’ volunteer and financial investment into the school.
All of this has culminated in her current work doing strategic planning, facilitation, board training and grant writing for Bay Area based non-profits in the arts, education, the environment, girls’ advocacy, and religion.
Renee lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family. She is a Board member of Congregation Netivot Shalom. She earned her bachelor’s degree from U.C. Berkeley with honors. Her Doctorate in Education and Jewish Studies from New York University explored parent participation in schools.