Claudia Williams

Claudia Williams

Director of Membership and Development

Claudia is Director of Membership and Development at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, in this role she oversees membership recruitment and fundraising efforts to achieve GEO’s mission of transforming philanthropy in service of nonprofits and communities.

In her previous role as a fundraising consultant, Claudia supported nonprofit organizations from the environmental, faith, education, human services, and healthcare sectors to reach their fundraising goals for transformational impact.

Before her time in fundraising, Claudia led grantmaking portfolios at a Women’s Fund to resource organizations supporting survivors of violence and youth of color. In this role, she nurtured opportunities to support positive systemic change and collaborated with other funders in the region to increase aligned giving to women and girls of color. She also conducted research related to women’s economic security to reveal insights that drove policy action at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

Currently residing in DC, Claudia is an immigrant from Mexico and serves on the board of Aspire! Afterschool Learning so more immigrant children can overcome the opportunity gap and succeed in school. She was a 2019 Hispanics in Philanthropy Líderes Fellow and a 2021 Equity in Philanthropy Fellow.