Tori O’Neal-McElrath most recently served as vice president of external affairs at Demos, a public policy organization focused on equity in our democracy and economy, where she oversees the communications and development teams.
Previously, she served as the director of institutional advancement at the Center for Community Change, where she drove revenue generation, institutional branding and marketing, and special projects. She was the founding principal of O’Neal Consulting, a full-service organizational development practice, and has held senior positions with The San Diego Foundation, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, and the United Negro College Fund.
Ms. O’Neal-McElrath has been an instructor and guest lecturer on major gifts fundraising, grantsmanship, annual fund campaigns, and nonprofit management as faculty of the University of California Los Angeles Extension, and at professional development conferences and presentations at American University. She authored Winning Grants: Step by Step, Fourth Edition, and co-authored Nonprofit 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals and Winning Grants: Step by Step, Third Edition.
Ms. O’Neal-McElrath holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University-Long Beach, and a master’s degree in international business from the University of Redlands.