Natasha Winegar joined Change Elemental in 2013. She conducts research for our partner engagements and learning projects by using methods that center the elements of transformative change. She has experience with organizational strategy; learning, evaluation, and program assessments; grantmaking strategy and assessments; program development; leadership development; and coaching. Previous clients include the Ford Foundation, the Democracy Funders Census 2020 Project, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the LIFT Fund, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Coalition for Abortion Access & Reproductive Equity/All* Above All, and Jobs With Justice.
Natasha also manages Change Elemental’s communications. She edits our blog and other Change Elemental resources and publications. She is a co-author of Influencing Complex Systems Change in the Nonprofit Quarterly and the Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide. She also led our recent rebranding efforts, which more powerfully aligned our name with who we are and what we do today.
Prior to joining Change Elemental, Natasha worked with power building organizations including SEIU, UNITE HERE, Workers United, and the Tenants & Neighbors Coalition as an organizer, program manager, and staff development coordinator. She has also worked to develop branding and communications strategies for nonprofits. She previously served on the Tenants & Neighbors’ Board of Directors, including acting as the Board Treasurer, from 2009-2013.
Natasha received a Master’s in Nonprofit Management and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Organizational Development from The New School. Natasha also holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Macalester College. She is currently training to become a certified coach. When she’s not at Change Elemental, Natasha can be found cooking, growing things in her garden, and slowing down to see the world through the eyes of her two curious kids.